Invensys to Implement I/A Series Digital Automation Systems for Four New China Power International Ltd. Generating Plants | Automation.com

Invensys to Implement I/A Series Digital Automation Systems for Four New China Power International Ltd. Generating Plants

May 042006
FOXBORO, MASSACHUSETTS, USA – May 4, 2006 – Invensys Process Systems has been chosen by China Power International Ltd. (CPI) to implement I/A Series digital control systems from Foxboro for seven generating units at four new power plants to be constructed in eastern China. The four power plants are: Ping Wei Plant #2 at Huai Nan city in An Hui province; Huang Gang Da Bie Shan plant at Ma Cheng city in Hu Bei province; Yao Meng Plant #2 at Ping Dingshan city in He Nan province, and Qing He plant at Tie Ling city, Liao Ning province.

In addition to I/A Series automation hardware and software, Invensys Process Systems China will also provide a range of installation services, engineering and training for each of the grass roots projects.

The plants will be among the largest in the CPI generation infrastructure and will employ supercritical pulverized coal technology. Three of the plants each comprise two 600-megawatt generating units, while the Qing He site is a single-unit 600-megawatt plant. All plants will be built around advanced designs for optimal efficiency, safety and environmental protection.

The new implementations extend Invensys’ presence within China Power International, which is one of the major power plant owners and operators in China. Invensys already has successful I/A Series implementations at the Chang Shu power plant and at Ping Wei Plant #1, together representing 2,400 megawatts of generating capacity.

Each implementation will employ seven I/A Series workstations and approximately 20 controller units, which will support applications for feedwater turbine control, flue gas desulphurization, data acquisition, coordinated control functions, burner management, and sequence controls. The systems will encompass between 7800 and 9100 I/O points each.

China Power International’s new power plants will utilize boilers and turbines representing four major Chinese heavy equipment manufacturers, employing process technologies from several established global technology licensors.

About China Power International Ltd.
China Power International Ltd. (CPI) is a large and growing subsidiary of China Power Investment Corporation (www.cpi.cn) one of several businesses created from the former State Power Corporation of China. China Power Investment Corporation, with 79,000 employees at facilities in 23 Chinese provinces, is expanding in areas of increasing power demand or in close proximity to coal sources. Leveraging domestic manufacturing capabilities and worldwide process technologies, CPI is focused on large capacity, modern coal technology generating plants with high operating efficiency and state of the art environmental safety systems. A unit of CPI, China Power International Development Ltd., is a publicly traded firm on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

About Invensys Process Systems in China
Invensys’ automation businesses include industry-leading brands such as Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, Wonderware, and Avantis, whose products are installed in more than 100,000 plants across the world. These range from small hybrid and batch plants to the world’s largest upstream projects, pipelines, refineries, gas plants, power plants, pulp and paper mills, petrochemical and other process plants.

With the formation of the Shanghai-Foxboro Company Limited (SFCL) in 1982, Foxboro became the first major American manufacturer to establish a joint venture in China. Today, SFCL manufactures a wide variety of state-of-the-art automation products for both domestic use and export purposes. In 1991, SFCL became the first company in China to be certified under the stringent ISO 9001 international quality standard.

SFCL has implemented state-of-the-art process control systems in hundreds of different world-class industrial facilities throughout China. These include offshore production platforms, pipelines, oil refineries, petrochemical plants, electric power generation plants, steel mills, cement plants, float glass plants, pharmaceutical plants, and food processing plants.

To be able to better meet the Chinese industrial market’s requirements for comprehensive and well-integrated automation solutions, Invensys recently formed Invensys Process Systems China, which consolidates the operations of SFCL, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, and Avantis and further expanded its presence with a new technology center in Beijing.

The Invensys Group (www.invensys.com) is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange, with approximately 30,000 employees working in 60 countries.

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