Tokyo, Japan - November 29, 2017
Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces that it will deliver a control system for a flue gas desulfurization system that is to be installed at the Ugljevik coal-fired power plant in northeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. This flue gas desulfurization system, which will be the first of its type to be installed in the West Balkans, is scheduled to start operation in October 2019.
The Ugljevik power plant has a capacity of 300 MW, sufficient to supply a quarter of the total electrical generation capacity for the Republic of Srpska, which is one of the constituent entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since it burns brown coal with high sulfur content, the emissions from its flue stack contain high levels of sulfur dioxide. Installation of the flue gas desulfurization system is expected to improve the environment and help satisfy environmental standards, which is required for joining the EU.
The main product delivered by Yokogawa will be a CENTUM® VP integrated production control system for the monitoring and control of the flue gas desulfurization system. The project will be managed by Yokogawa GesmbH, the company's subsidiary in Austria, and Central East Europe and Ogranak Yokogawa Europe Branches Beograd, the Serbia office of Yokogawa Europe Branches B.V. Delivery of the CENTUM VP system will take place by August 2018.
The order for this system came from Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd., a member of the consortium that will deliver the flue gas desulfurization system, and it was placed with Shinkawa Electric Co., Ltd., which is a distributor for the Yokogawa subsidiary Yokogawa Solution Service Corporation.
In line with growing environmental concerns, power plants around the world expect to install an increasing number of flue gas desulfurization systems. Yokogawa offers field devices, analyzers, and control systems, as well as software-based solutions that can help to optimize the operation of flue gas desulfurization systems and other types of plant facilities. Yokogawa has an installed base of over 100 control devices at flue gas desulfurization facilities around the world. In Central and Eastern Europe, Yokogawa products are currently used in flue gas desulfurization systems at large coal-fired power plants in Bulgaria and Romania. Yokogawa continues to actively propose solutions for flue gas desulfurization systems and other projects that will help to protect the environment.
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