Emerson to modernize thermal power plant in Poland | Automation.com

Emerson to modernize thermal power plant in Poland

November 12, 2013 — Emerson Process Management has been awarded a $21 million contract to modernize control and monitoring systems and electrical systems on Unit 2 of the Belchatów power plant in Poland.

Owned by PGE Górnictwo I Energetyka Konwencjonalna SA, the 13-unit, 5,354-megawatt Belchatów plant produces nearly 20 percent of the power generated in Poland. It is Europe’s largest thermal power plant and the largest lignite-fired plant in the world.

Updating the 370-megawatt Unit 2 is part of a major reconstruction and modernization program to extend the life of the plant by boosting efficiency and reliability, reducing emissions, and enhancing its ability to meet demand from the national electrical grid.

Emerson will serve as both main automation contractor and main electrical contractor, responsible for updating the unit’s instrumentation, control and electrical subsystems.  Automation technologies will include Emerson’s Ovation expert control system, Rosemount wireless measurement and analytical equipment, AMS Suite predictive maintenance software, and CSI Monitor for turbine vibration analysis. Emerson will also perform upgrade services on the generator, transformers, feeder ducts, switchgear and other electrical subsystems.

This is the eleventh Belchatów unit that Emerson has been selected to help modernize. Units 3-8 are complete, and work on units 9-12 will continue through 2016. The Unit 2 overhaul will occur in 2016 with an expected return to service in 2017.

Emerson’s offer was chosen by PGE according to Polish public procurement law.

“We’re gratified by the trust and confidence which has been placed once again in Emerson’s technology and expertise,” said Emerson Process Management President Steve Sonnenberg. “It also speaks volumes about our ability to consistently execute complex projects and deliver maximum return on investment for our customers.”

About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the power, water and wastewater treatment, chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb, Ovation, SmartProcess, SureService, Syncade, DeltaV, Fisher, Bettis, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Daniel, and AMS Suite.


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