Metso to provide automation systems for 1,000MW power plants in China

5 April 2013 (Last Updated April 5th, 2013 03:30)

Jiangsu Huadian Jurong Power has selected Metso’s automation systems for its two greenfield 1,000MW power plant units located in Jurong City, Jiangsu Province, China.

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Jiangsu Huadian Jurong Power has selected Metso's automation systems for its two greenfield 1,000MW power plant units located in Jurong City, Jiangsu Province, China.

Both power plants will feature ultra supercritical technologies and allow Jiangsu Huadian to support economic growth in Eastern China.

Ultra supercritical technologies can increase the efficiency of coal-based electricity generation by about 50% and produce less emissions compared to traditional subcritical coal-fired power plants.

Metso's automation systems will control both power plant units from one central control room.

The systems will monitor, control and optimise the performance of the power plant units, as well as common services at the plant site.

The main function of Metso's Distributed Control System (DCS) includes automatic startup and shutdown, performance monitoring and data links to other balance-of-plant systems.

Metso's DNA hardware and software will also be used in the turbine control system, boiler feedwater pump turbine control system and flue gas desulphurisation system.

Redundant gateways will transfer information from various systems or subsystems into the unit control systems.

Jiangsu Huadian Jurong Power is a joint venture between China Huadian and Jiangsu Electric Power Development.


Image: Metso will provide automation systems for two greenfield 1,000MW power plant units, which will feature ultra supercritical technologies. Photo: Courtesy of Metso.

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