Emerson to automate unit at one of Europe’s largest thermal power plants


Russian power-generation company E.ON Russia has chosen Emerson Process Management as main automation contractor for Unit 3 of its Surgut-2 power station.

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State-of-the-art technologies will help manage mechanical equipment, improve efficiency, and enhance operational reliability of Surgut-2 unit

PITTSBURGH (September 27, 2011) – Russian power-generation company E.ON Russia has chosen Emerson Process Management as main automation contractor for Unit 3 of its Surgut-2 power station.  Emerson’s technology and services will help the 800-MW plant block’s operators maintain effective control of mechanical equipment, improve efficiency, and enhance operational reliability.

With a total generating capacity of 5600-MW, Surgut-2 is one of the largest natural gas thermal power plants in Europe. It is also the largest Russian power station operated by energy supplier E.ON Russia, which is majority-owned by E.ON.

Emerson will provide its PlantWeb™ architecture with Ovation™ expert control system to provide comprehensive process control for the plant’s 800-MW, gas-fired Unit 3. AMS Suite predictive maintenance software will help optimize plant performance by using diagnostics to ensure measurement devices are operating correctly. Additionally, a CSI 6500 Machinery Health Monitor will provide protection and prediction monitoring of turbo generating set equipment, turbo feed pumps, and forced-draft mechanisms.

Emerson’s innovative technology meets the requirements for an integrated solution and will improve unit controllability. The operator interface will be compatible with those in neighboring units, which will help the operating personnel adapt easily to the new controls and take full advantage of the Ovation control system.

Emerson will commission the Unit 3 automation including the control system, instrumentation, control valves, and other related equipment. Emerson will also modernize controls for the fluid end of the turbine set, reconstruct and equip the Unit 3 control room, provide engineering and installation services, certify compliance with requirements of Russia’s Unified Energy System, and assist with unit startup.

“This joint project with E.ON Russia will benefit from Emerson’s global experience, advanced technologies and expertise for automation of thermal stations,” said Bob Sharp, president of Emerson Process Management in Europe. “Relying on these strengths and the coordinated work of specialists from both companies, we look forward to the successful and on-time completion of this important project.”

Startup of Unit 3 is planned for October 2012. The Surgut-2 station continuously provides Western Siberia and Ural with power and heat. It uses natural gas coming from the Tyumen Region’s oil fields. Based on its annual output, this plant is one of the biggest thermal power stations in the world, producing more than 35 billion kWh per year.

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