Saturday 20 April 2013

Control system project in Korea

Yokogawa has won an order from Korea South-East Power Co., Ltd., (KOSEP), a subsidiary of Korean Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), to supply control systems for the No. 1 unit of the Yeosu Thermal Power Plant in the city of Yeosu, which is located in Korea’s South Jeolla Province.

The Yeosu Thermal Power Plant has been comprised of a 200-MW heavy oil-fired unit and a 329-MW coal-fired fluidized bed (CFB)* unit with a current total capacity of 528 MW. The No. 1 heavy-oil fired unit is going to be replaced with another coal-fired CFB boiler and a steam turbine that will generate 350 MW. The renewed No. 1 unit is scheduled to start operation in November 2015. This order is for a comprehensive range of control and instrumentation, including CENTUM® VP integrated production control systems for the power plant's boilers, turbine, and auxiliary facilities as well as engineering and installation. While turbine manufacturers generally also supply the control systems for their products, Yokogawa will be providing the turbine control system for this project.

Yokogawa Electric Korea has recently received many orders for international projects undertaken by Korean engineering, procurement, and construction contractors (EPC), and is a top supplier of control systems in its home market. It was able to win this order because of the high reliability of Yokogawa’s control systems, its excellent engineering capabilities, and its comprehensive maintenance services. Encouraged by the success in winning this order, Yokogawa will expand its power business in Korea by offering appropriate solutions to developers of innovative technologies that generate power more efficiently and are environmentally friendly.

* An environmentally friendly combustion technology that accepts a wide variety of fuels such as low-grade coal and biomass. Boilers of this type produce less NOx and employ a furnace desulfurization process that reduces SOx emissions.

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