Emerson Process Management has been awarded a US$28 million contract from UkrHydroEnergo for automation systems to manage and control 100 turbine generators in nine hydroelectric power plants. UkrHydroEnergo is the main hydropower generating company of Ukraine.
The contract is part of UkrHydroEnergo’s Hydropower Rehabilitation Project to upgrade and modernize a series of eight hydro plants that were built between 1939 and 1975 and make up the Dnieper River energy cascade, plus the Dnestrovskaya hydroelectric power plant.
Funding is being provided by a loan from the World Bank to the government of Ukraine.
Each of the nine UkrHydroEnergo hydroelectric plants will be monitored and controlled by an Ovation system, while Ovation supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) technology will integrate and communicate information from all 100 turbine generators so operators can transfer important data between generating sites and UkrHydroEnergo and national dispatch centers. Other Emerson technologies for this project include Rosemount measurement instrumentation, CSI vibration monitoring systems and AMS Suite predictive maintenance software.
Additionally, Emerson will provide automation design, supply, installation and related services through its local project team in Ukraine; its hydroelectric power automation experts in Warsaw, Poland, and St. Petersburg, Russia; and its engineering center in Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Recently, Emerson Process Management and Korea South East Power Company signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on modernizing hydro and thermal power plants and developing new ones in Korea, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America.
KOSEP, a developer, operator and owner of and hydro and thermal power generation facilities, will use Emerson’s automation, control and instrumentation technologies in power plants in the emerging markets in which it operates, Emerson reported.
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