Emerson to automate two 1,050 MW units at South Korea power plant

Emerson Process Management, a business of Emerson, will install its Ovation control system at two 1,050 MW, ultra-supercritical, coal-fired power generating units under construction at the Taean thermal power plant in South Korea.

Expected to come online in 2016, the two new units will boost the power plant‘s capacity to 6,100 MW. The $11 million contract was awarded by Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd., one of South Korea’s largest construction firms and the primary contractor for the Taean plant.

At each of the two new units, the Ovation system will monitor and control all major plant components, including the BHK boiler and Hitachi turbine. The system’s ability to unify boiler and turbine operations was an important consideration in Daelim’s selection of Emerson because tight control of boilers, turbines and balance-of-plant processes helps ensure more reliable and efficient plant operation.

Emerson will also supply process-optimization technologies and a high-fidelity simulator for testing and training.

The Taean plant, owned by Korea Western Power Co. Ltd., is located roughly 60 miles southwest of Seoul.

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