Tokyo, Japan - October 30, 2013
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa India Ltd., has won an order from NTPC Limited*1 in India to supply control systems for the Kudgi supercritical coal-fired thermal power plant*2.
The Kudgi plant, which is being constructed in the Bijapur district in Karnataka state, will have a total output of 2,400 MW from three 800 MW units. This makes it the largest of NTPC's supercritical thermal power plants, and the units are among the largest of their type in India. These also are the largest supercritical units that Yokogawa have ever supplied control systems for Unit No. 1 is scheduled to start operation in June 2015.
For each of the three units at the Kudgi plant, Yokogawa will supply the CENTUM® VP integrated production control system to control the boilers and their auxiliary facilities, DPharp EJA series differential pressure/pressure transmitters, oxygen and liquid analyzers, a CCTV system, a battery-powered UPS system, and a paging system. Yokogawa India will be responsible for executing the project, including engineering, installation, commissioning, and operator training. This is our fourth control system order for a supercritical coal-fired plant in India, bringing to 10 the total number of systems provided for such facilities in India.
Due to rapid economic growth, Indian power companies have not been able to keep up with rising demand. To ensure a stable supply of electric power, the Indian government is planning to construct many large coal-fired power plants and refurbish a number of aging power plants. Yokogawa India has a long track record in India's power sector, having provided control systems for over 300 captive and utility power plants including those of NTPC, and its engineering and project implementation capabilities are well regarded. In accordance with the government's plans for adding power generating capacity, Yokogawa will now step up its efforts to supply highly reliable products and services to the Indian power sector.
*1 NTPC Limited
Incorporated as a state-owned company in 1975, NTPC is the largest thermal power producer in India. The company's shares are now publicly traded, and the government holds a 75% stake.
*2 Supercritical power generation
With this technology, pressure and temperature are kept above the critical point as steam passes from the boiler to a steam turbine. This allows power to be generated more efficiently and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Yokogawa's global network of 88 companies spans 55 countries. Founded in 1915, the US$4 billion company conducts cutting-edge research and innovation. Yokogawa is engaged in the industrial automation and control (IA), test and measurement, and other businesses segments. The IA segment plays a vital role in a wide range of industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, and food. For more information about Yokogawa, please visit the company's website www.yokogawa.com
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