News | July 6, 2007

Invensys To supply Automation For Power Plant Project In India

Foxboro, MA - Invensys Process Systems has been selected by Shandong No. 3 Electric Power Construction Corporation (SEPCO III) of China to implement Foxboro I/A Series distributed control systems (DCS) for a 3,600-megawatt generating station being built in Jharsuguda district, Orissa state, India. The plant is one of the largest power plants under construction in India, and represents a new generation of mega-sized generating plants being built to help meet India's bourgeoning power demand.

Extensive Invensys experience in the power industry (including a large number of projects in China) and expertise in large-scale projects were important factors in the SEPCO III contract award to Invensys.

The DCS contract will encompass an advanced I/A Series automation infrastructure integrating more than 63,000 I/O points. The systems will be used to control the new plant's boilers, turbines and generators utilizing Invensys' Performance Plus coordinated control system (CCS) technology, well-proven in power plants worldwide.

Subsystem applications will include data acquisition system (DAS), furnace safety supervisory system (FSSS), boiler and turbine sequence control system (SCS), turbine digital electro-hydraulic (DEH) control system, feed water pump mechanical electro-hydraulic (MEH) control system, and electric control systems (ECS).

In addition to I/A Series automation hardware and software, Invensys Process Systems China will also provide a range of installation services, engineering, training, and field service. The plant is part of the "Power for All" initiative, an aggressive Indian government plan to sustain economic growth with significant additions of power generation capacity in the next few years. The new power plant project is one of the largest projects for SEPCO III, and comprises China's largest export machinery and equipment order to India.