Emerson Process Management will install an Ovation expert control system in Pakistan’s new Halmore combined-cycle power plant.

The 225MW facility will be fuelled primarily by natural gas with the option to run on high-speed diesel (HSD) oil when gas supplies are scarce.

The Ovation system will monitor and control the heat recovery steam generator, cooling water systems, cooling tower, fuel forwarding system, fire-fighting pump house, water treatment plant, wastewater treatment plant, wastewater pumping station and portable water system.

The system will also interface to the unit’s gas and steam turbines, air compression station and emergency diesel generator managing over 3,000 I/O points.

Receiving the contract from the project’s EPC contractor, Descon Engineering, Emerson will also provide onsite training for operators at the time of the installation.

The plant is expected to bridge the shortfall in current supply and increasing demand in future, will become operational by this year.