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Emerson, RusHydro cooperate on automation for hydro plants in Russia

Emerson Process Management and JSC RusHydro, the largest hydropower generation company in Russia, have signed a memorandum of cooperation for process automation projects that will improve the reliability and availability of RusHydro hydroelectric units.

The agreement covers automation-related services as part of the reconstruction, modernization and upgrade of RusHydro's Volzhskaya, Saratovskaya and Votkinskaya plants. The two companies may also cooperate on modernization of control systems at hydroelectric plants in Dagestan, and on controls for future wind power plants.

Emerson offers a broad range of automation technologies to improve power plant performance, including its PlantWeb digital plant architecture with the Ovation expert control system and AMS Suite asset management software. Its engineering, project management, installation and startup services also help power-generating companies such as RusHydro obtain the full value of their automation investments.

"We are pleased to already be working with Emerson at our Volzhskaya, Saratovskaya and Votkinskaya plants," said Rahmetulla Alzhanov, chief engineer and deputy chairman of RusHydro's management board. "And we expect that further work with this automation company will help us upgrade our generating capacities and improve process safety, reliability and operating efficiency."

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