Emerson Wins $16 Million Contract to Modernize Egyptian Power Plant

  • June 25, 2003
  • Emerson Automation Solutions
  • News
U.S.-funded PlantWeb® project will ensure dependable power supply to four million customers in Suez region of Egypt AUSTIN, TEXAS (June 24, 2003) - Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business (NYSE: EMR), announced today that it has won a $16 million contract to modernize the Ataka Thermal Power Station in the Suez region of Egypt using its PlantWeb® digital plant architecture. Emerson will serve as the main automation contractor for instrumentation and control modernization of Ataka's two 150-megawatt units and two 300-megawatt units that supply power to four million residents. Emerson's responsibilities include design, installation, commissioning and start-up of the new control systems. The power station is owned and operated by the East Delta Electricity Production Company/Egyptian Electricity Holding Company. The contract is with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), an independent federal government agency that supports long-term, equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting economic growth, agriculture and trade, among other strategies. "The instrumentation and control upgrade at Ataka will assure a dependable and adequate supply of energy to the people of the region as economic development efforts take root and grow in Egypt," said Mohamed Mahmoud Ali Hassan, chairman of East Delta Electricity Production Company. "We are pleased to find a partner in Emerson who offers a phased, customized approach under the strict compliance requirements of USAID. The efficiency gains we will realize through the technology upgrade will directly benefit our four million customers." Emerson's PlantWeb®, a powerful, information-rich digital plant architecture, serves as the technology foundation for both asset optimization and process automation, combining smart field instrumentation and analytic software with a strong distributed control system to optimize plant operations. As part of the PlantWeb® architecture at Ataka, Emerson will install the Ovation® Information & Control System, as well as HART field devices and AMS predictive maintenance software, which can increase availability and decrease maintenance costs. The new system will provide optimum control across all four units, and the capability to streamline maintenance functions and perform remote calibration and diagnostics. Emerson's Power & Water Solutions industry center will coordinate and supervise the project. "Emerson's experience in the Middle East and the recognized capability of PlantWeb® technology allows us to offer a complete instrumentation and control solution, supported by our unmatched power industry knowledge," said John Berra, president of Emerson Process Management. "PlantWeb® with Ovation® will provide secure, stable operation and control for the Ataka facility as Egypt's demand for electricity grows." About USAID USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. The agency works to support long-term, equitable economic growth and to advance U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting economic growth, agriculture and trade; global health and democracy, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance. 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, chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and other industries. Emerson's Power & Water Solutions division (www.emersonprocess-powerwater.com), formerly Westinghouse Process Control, 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 ; SmartProcess ; Fisher ; MicroMotion ; Rosemount ; DeltaV ; and AMS. About Emerson St. Louis-based Emerson (www.gotoemerson.com) is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in process control; electronics and telecommunications; industrial automation; heating, ventilating and air conditioning; and appliance and tools. Sales in fiscal 2002 were $13.8 billion. Ovation, SureService, SmartProcess, PlantWeb, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, and DeltaV are marks of Emerson Process Management. Other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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