Fisher® valves will be used in demanding feedwater recirculation and steam control applications
SINGAPORE (November 8, 2011) – Emerson Process Management has received a purchase order valued at more than US$10 million for Fisher® control valves to be used in Saudi Electricity Company’s (SEC) Rabigh Power Plant No.2 project. The contract was awarded by Doosan Heavy Industries of South Korea, the project’s EPC contractor. The valves will help SEC maintain accurate, reliable control performance in demanding applications such as feedwater recirculation and steam control.
The 2800MW (700MW X 4) power plant with an investment of US$3.4 billion is one of the major initiatives by SEC to meet the growing energy demand in Saudi Arabia. Emerson won the project largely on the basis of its global expertise, knowledge, and experience in the power industry.
Under the contract, Emerson will supply 670 Fisher control valves for boiler, turbine gas, multi-stage flash desalination, and selective catalytic reduction applications as well as for the balance of plant. The work will also include valve engineering, project management, site start-up and commissioning support.
Eight NPS24 EH valves will be used in high pressure feedwater control to the economizer, one of the key applications in a power plant. The project will also take advantage of Emerson’s Fisher FIELDVUE™ DVC6200 digital valve controller with integral position transmitter, making it one of the first power plants to use the linkage-less feedback technology that helps improve reliability under harsh environments and high cycle applications.
The Rabigh Power Plant No. 2 project is scheduled to be operational by 2014.