Yokogawa to control Thermal Power and Desalination Plants in Qatar

  • January 18, 2016
  • Yokogawa Corporation of America
  • News

January 18, 2016 - Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that two of its subsidiaries, Yokogawa Electric Korea and Yokogawa Solution Service Corporation, have received orders to provide control systems for thermal power and desalination plants that are to be constructed for Umm Al Houl Power, a Qatari company whose main businesses are power generation and water desalination.

The control system orders received by Yokogawa Electric Korea are for a thermal power plant and a reverse osmosis desalination plant, and they were placed by Samsung C&T and Acciona Agua, respectively. The control system order received by Yokogawa Solution Service is for a multi-stage flashing system desalination plant, and it was placed by Hitachi Zosen Corporation.

These plants are being built for Umm Al Houl Power at a location 20 km south of Doha, the capital of Qatar, and the power and water produced there will be provided to the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) for a period of 25 years. The power plant will utilize a combined cycle power generation system. One of the desalination plants will utilize a reverse osmosis process, and the other will rely on a multi-stage flash distillation process. The capacity of the power plant will be 2.4 GW and the combined daily capacity of the two desalination plants will be 590,000 m3. These plants are scheduled to commence providing electricity and water in 2017.

For this project, Yokogawa will deliver the CENTUM VP integrated production control system and the ProSafe-RS safety instrumentation system. In addition to being responsible for engineering, the company will provide support for the installation and commissioning of these systems. The CENTUM VP system will be able to monitor and control operations at all three plants.

Qatar has the world’s third-largest reserves of natural gas, and demand for electricity and water is soaring in line with the country’s rapid economic growth. The power and desalination plants that are being built for Umm Al Houl Power will make up an important part of Qatar’s infrastructure. 

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