Emerson to control Pakistans Halmore combined-cycle power plant
The combined-cycle facility will run primarily on natural gas, but will also operate on high-speed diesel (HSD) oil when gas supplies are low or scarce. The plant, scheduled to be in operation by 2010, is vital to bridging the gap between the countrys current power supply and increasing demand.
This power station, situated in the center of Pakistan, is strategically located to support the countrys need for additional generating capacity, said Akram Kamal, Head of Power Plant Business Unit, Descon Engineering Ltd. Because of this plants importance, we wanted an automation and control vendor with extensive experience, local and global resources, and a track record of strong customer support. We found this in Emerson.
Emersons Ovation system will monitor and control the heat recovery steam generator, cooling water systems, cooling tower, fuel forwarding system, fire-fighting pump house, water treatment plant, wastewater treatment plant, wastewater pumping station and potable water system. The Ovation system will also interface to the units gas and steam turbines, air compression station and emergency diesel generator. In all, the Ovation system will manage more than 3,000 I/O points. Emerson will also provide onsite training for operators at the time of the installation.
Strong customer references and a list of thousands of installations within Asia and around the world helped Emerson win this business. Emersons bid for the contract was further strengthened by its demonstrated capabilities to meet evolving challenges, backed by both international and local support.
We are gratified to play a role in a plant that is so vital to meeting Pakistans power requirements, said Bob Yeager, president of the Power & Water Solutions division of Emerson. Descon Engineerings confidence in our people and technologies demonstrates that we are succeeding at one of our top priorities: to be the control system supplier of choice to the electric power industry worldwide.
About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the power, water and wastewater treatment, metals and mining, chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and other industries.
Emerson's Power & Water Solutions division is a global supplier of advanced distributed process control and information systems. The Pittsburgh-based company is a recognized leader in developing plant-wide process control solutions for the power generation, water treatment and wastewater treatment industries. Power & Water Solutions plays a key role in the Emerson mission of combining superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Emerson brands include: PlantWeb; Ovation; Scenario, SmartProcess; Syncade; Fisher; Micro Motion; Rosemount; Daniel, DeltaV; and AMS Suite.
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