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Tokyo, Japan, 2011/05/10 - Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary has won an order from Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd (South Korea) to supply the control systems for a supercritical pressure coal-fired power plant that is being built in Raipur.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Electric Korea Co., Ltd., has won an order from Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd. (South Korea)*1 to supply the control systems for a supercritical pressure coal-fired power plant*2 that is being built in Raipur, central India for GMR Chhattisgarh Energy Pvt Ltd., a major Indian electric power company. This control system order from a Korean plant construction company follows last year’s order for the Marafiq thermal power plant in Saudi Arabia.
The Raipur supercritical pressure coal-fired power plant will have a total output of 1370 MW (two 685 MW units), and the first unit is scheduled to start operation in July 2013.
Yokogawa will provide the CENTUM® VP series integrated production control system for the power plant’s boilers, turbines, and auxiliary facilities; the ProSafe®-RS safety instrumented system for detecting abnormal conditions and safely initiating emergency shutdowns; the PRM® integrated device management software package for monitoring and online diagnosis of plant equipment; the Exaquantum® plant information management system; and engineering and installation services. In addition, Yokogawa will supply a plant operation training simulator that is being used in many plants, including the Yonghung power plant in South Korea.
Yokogawa was able to win this order by demonstrating the following strengths:
1. The excellent engineering capabilities of Yokogawa Electric Korea.
2. Our extensive track record in providing control systems for large-scale power plants in India.
In recent years, Korean plant construction companies have been actively expanding their business in the electric power market, focusing on emerging countries. In 2008 Yokogawa set up an organization within Yokogawa Electric Korea that has been promoting the marketing of Yokogawa’s products and services to the power plant sector. By expanding its sales to South Korean plant construction companies, Yokogawa aims to boost its power plant control business in emerging countries.
*1 Doosan Heavy Industries & Constructions Co., Ltd.
A major South Korean heavy electric machinery and plant construction company that was established in 1962
*2 Supercritical pressure coal-fired power plant
The boilers in such thermal power plants require less thermal energy to evaporate water by bringing it above the critical pressure point (when gas starts to liquefy). In addition to using less coal, this reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Yokogawa's global network of 25 manufacturing facilities and 80 companies spans 54 countries. Since its founding in 1915, the US$3 billion company has been engaged in cutting-edge research and innovation, securing more than 7,200 patents and registrations, including the world's first digital sensors for flow and pressure measurement. Industrial automation and control, test and measurement, information systems and industry support are the core businesses of Yokogawa. For more information about Yokogawa, please visit yokogawa.com/.