US-based Emerson Process Management has won a deal to automate a new 810MW thermal power plant owned by Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) in Orissa, India.

The captive plant will ultimately generate 2,500MW and is part of the first phase of JSPL’s six million tons per year (MTPA) integrated steel plant.

Under the deal Emerson will install its PlantWeb digital plant architecture with Ovation expert control system and AMS Suite at the six-unit coal-fired plant.

The digital architecture and Ovation system will monitor and control each unit’s coal-fired boilers, balance-of-plant processes and common auxiliaries such as the coal handling plant, ash handling plant, de-mineralisation water plant and cooling water system.

Emerson will also supply six Rosemount steam and water analysis systems (SWAS) for the new units, as well as an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) system.

The system will include 75 ovation redundant controllers, 106 workstations and Rosemount analytical transmitters and will manage about 61,000 I/O points.

Emerson will also provide its Scenario high-fidelity simulation technology configured using control logic identical to that of the plant to train JSPL operators.

The first unit is expected to become operational in April 2010, followed by subsequent units at intervals of two months each.