Thursday 8 August 2013

Control system for municipal water treatment plant in Indonesia

Yokogawa  has received an order from PT Waskita Karya (Persero) Tbk, a major Indonesian construction company specialising in the power plant and water supply and wastewater treatment sectors, to supply the automation system for the Petanu water treatment plant that it is building at the Sanur beach resort area on Bali's southeastern coast for a municipal water utility that is overseen by the Indonesian government's Ministry of Public Works.

Sanur is in the South East!
The Petanu water treatment plant will produce 300 litres per second (approximately 25,920 cubic metres per day) of clean water for Gianyar Regency, Denpasar City, and Badung Regency. It is scheduled to start operation in September 2013.

Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous country, and its infrastructure is being rapidly developed to meet the growing needs of its urban population and the tourism industry. The Petanu water treatment plant is a key to ensuring a stable supply of clean water for southeastern Bali.

The automation system that is to be installed at the Petanu water treatment plant includes the FAST/TOOLS SCADA (Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition) software package, the STARDOM(TM) network-based control system, analysers, and a variety of field devices such as ADMAG series magnetic flowmeters. Yokogawa Indonesia will be responsible for the entire project, from engineering to delivery, installation, and commissioning.

Yokogawa was able to win this order because of its ability to provide a “one stop” solution comprised of field devices, control systems, and other products that will meet a wide range of operation and maintenance needs and thereby improve the efficiency of water production.

Water shortages are becoming a serious problem in many parts of the world, particularly in developing countries, because of rapid economic and population growth. According to a report entitled “Future vision and policy response toward water business industry" (pdf) that was released by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in April 2010, the global water market is projected to grow from 36 trillion yen in 2007 to 87 trillion yen in 2025.

Encouraged by the success in winning this order, Yokogawa will seek to expand its share of the water-related control business in Southeast Asia and other emerging regions by providing water supply infrastructure solutions based on its extensive experience in water treatment applications and technical expertise in automation systems.

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