Tokyo, Japan - October 3, 2012
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Electric Korea Co., Ltd., has won an order from POSCO ICT*1 to supply control systems for a power plant at the Krakatau Posco*2 steelworks, which is being constructed in Cilegon, in Indonesia's Banten province.
This power plant will have two 100 MW power generation units that will use the steelwork'by-product gases as their main fuel source, and is scheduled to start operation in April 2014. This order is for CENTUM® VP integrated production control systems for the boilers, auxiliary boiler facilities, and auxiliary turbine facilities in each of the power generation units. The first unit's system is scheduled to be delivered in January 2013.
Yokogawa has delivered numerous power plant control systems to customers in industries such as oil, chemicals, iron and steel, and pulp and paper. Over 50 Yokogawa control systems are operational in power plants that utilize by-product gases such as the blast furnace gas and coke gas generated at steelworks. POSCO currently uses Yokogawa control systems in nine 100 MW power generation units at its Gwangyang Steelworks. In addition, Yokogawa has installed 300 control systems at oil refineries and other facilities throughout Indonesia, and has established an extensive service network in this country. This is why Yokogawa was able to win this order.
Iron and steel companies worldwide are striving to save energy and reduce their environmental impact while upgrading their production facilities to improve efficiency, and companies in Indonesia are no exception. Yokogawa is expanding its power business globally by responding to these customer needs and is strengthening its sales activities in the booming Indonesian market.
*1 An IT-related service company owned by POSCO, a Korean steelmaker
*2 A joint venture between POSCO and the Indonesian company Krakatau Steel
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