Emerson to modernize Polish coal power plant

Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson won a $21 million contract to modernize control and monitoring systems and electrical systems on Unit 2 of the Belchatów coal-fired power plant in Poland.

Emerson will also perform upgrade services on the generator, transformers, feeder ducts, switchgear and other electrical subsystems.

Owned by PGE Górnictwo I Energetyka Konwencjonalna SA, the 13-unit, 5,354 MW Belchatów plant produces nearly 20 percent of the power generated in Poland.

Updating the 370 MW Unit 2 is part of a 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 control system, Rosemount wireless measurement and analytical equipment, AMS Suite predictive maintenance software and CSI Monitor for turbine vibration analysis.

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