Emerson Electric Co.'s
) Process Management division received a contract from
Poland-based Belchatów power plant. The scope of the $21-million
contract requires Emerson to modernize the plant's control and
monitoring systems and electrical systems on Unit 2. The work is
expected to begin in 2016 and will be operational by 2017.
The Unit 2 has a capacity of 370-megawatt and upgrading this
unit is an important reconstruction and modernization program to
extend the life of the plant by increasing its efficiency and
reliability, reducing emissions and enhancing its ability to meet
demand from the national electrical grid.
Prior to this, Emerson has worked on 10 Belchatów's units and
this is the eleventh one. As the main contractor for the
modernization, Emerson Process Management will be responsible for
updating the unit's instrumentation, control and electrical
subsystems. Automation technologies will include Emerson's
Ovation expert control system, Rosemount wireless measurement and
analytical equipment, AMS Suite predictive maintenance software
and CSI Monitor for turbine vibration analysis. This apart,
Emerson will also execute upgradation services on the generator,
transformers, feeder ducts, switchgear and other electrical
The Belchatów plant is owned by PGE Górnictwo I
EnergetykaKonwencjonalna SA. This 13-unit, 5,354-megawatt
produces approximately 20% of the power generated in Poland. It
is the largest thermal power plant in Europe and is also the
largest lignite-fired plant in the world.
Emerson currently holds a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Other
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