Yokogawa Wins Control System Order for Large Thermal Power Plant in India

Tokyo, Japan - June 25, 2012

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa India Ltd., has won an order from Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd. (JPVL)*1 in India to supply a control system for the Jaypee Nigrie supercritical coal-fired power plant*2 that is currently being built at Nigrie in Madhya Pradesh state, central India

The Jaypee Nigrie supercritical pressure coal-fired power plant will have a total output of 1,320 MW (two 660 MW units), and the first unit is scheduled to start operation in April 2013.

This order includes the CENTUM® VP integrated production control system for the power plant's boiler and turbine auxiliaries. The production control system will be aptly supported by a water and steam analysis system, flue gas analyzers, and other field instrumentation to be provided by Yokogawa. To ensure efficient operations throughout the lifecycle of this power plant, Yokogawa will also supply a comprehensive solution consisting of a plant diagnosis and optimization software package and a high fidelity operator training simulator. Yokogawa India will be responsible for the entire project, including engineering, installation, and commissioning services.

Yokogawa was able to win this order because of the high reliability of its control systems, Yokogawa India's excellent engineering and project execution capabilities, and the company's 25-year track record in providing control systems for power plants in India.

Due to India's rapid economic growth, power companies have not been able to keep pace with the country's rising demand for electricity. To ensure a stable supply of electric power, the Indian government is planning as part of a comprehensive energy initiative to construct numerous large coal-fired power plants and refurbish a number of aging power plants. In this rapidly expanding market, Yokogawa will step up its efforts to win power plant control system orders.

*1 Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd. (JPVL)
A privately owned power company that is a member of the Jaypee Group, a conglomerate involved in various infrastructure businesses in India

*2 Supercritical coal-fired power plant
This type of plant generates steam for turbines with high thermal efficiency by operating at a temperature and pressure that is above the critical pressure point. This consumes less fuel and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

 

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