Yokogawa Wins Control System Order for Combined-cycle Power Plant in Malaysia
Yokogawa Europe BV
Press release date: July 19, 2012
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its affiliate, Yokogawa Kontrol (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., has received an order from the CTCI Consortium to supply control systems and field devices for the Kimanis combined-cycle power plant, which is being built for Kimanis Power Sdn. Bhd. in the Malaysian state of Sabah, in the northeast part of Borneo island.
Combined-cycle power plants use both gas turbines and steam turbines. The gas turbines generate electricity and their exhaust heat is used to generate steam, which is sent to steam turbines to generate additional electricity. This method has high generating efficiency and helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Kimanis combined cycle power plant will have a total output of 300 MW (three 100 MW units). The first 100 MW unit, now under construction, is scheduled to start operation in December 2013.
This order is for a comprehensive range of control and instrumentation systems including Yokogawa's CENTUM® VP integrated production control systems for the power plant's boilers and its boiler and turbine auxiliary facilities; the ProSafe®-RS safety instrumented system for safely shutting down the plant if any abnormal conditions occur; exhaust gas analysers; and differential pressure/pressure transmitters. Yokogawa Kontrol (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. will be responsible for project execution, including engineering, installation, and commissioning services.
Yokogawa was able to win this order thanks to its extensive track record in providing control systems for combined-cycle power plants and the excellent engineering capabilities of Yokogawa Kontrol (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Malaysia has a growing economy. Along with the development of industrial complexes by the government and private sectors, power generation and transmission infrastructure is being expanded to meet the country's rising demand for electricity.
Encouraged by this order, Yokogawa will continue to expand its sales of industrial automation systems by targeting Malaysia's growing power market.
About the CTCI Consortium
The CTCI Consortium is a consortium led by CTCI Corporation, the largest engineering firm in Taiwan and a supplier of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to a variety of industries.
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About Yokogawa UK Ltd
Yokogawa UK Ltd., part of the global Yokogawa Corporation, is a supplier of enterprise technology solutions to the process, manufacturing and utility sectors. The company is a technology and market leader in instrumentation and control, and holds many key patents and national and international approvals. Yokogawa UK's offices are in Runcorn, Cheshire and High Wycombe.
Yokogawa's global network of 19 manufacturing facilities and 85 companies spans 40 countries. Since its founding in 1915, the US$4 billion company has been engaged in cutting-edge research and innovation, securing more than 8,000 patents and registrations, including the world's first digital sensors for flow and pressure measurement. Industrial automation and control, test and measurement, information systems and industry support are the core businesses of Yokogawa. For more information about Yokogawa, please visit the company's web site at www.yokogawa.com.
About Yokogawa Europe B.V.
The European headquarters of Yokogawa were founded in Amersfoort in the Netherlands in 1982. Throughout Europe Yokogawa has its own sales, service and engineering operations. This dedicated network has been extended to Central and East Europe and Southern Africa to further enhance the coverage and support associated with serving the process control and automation market place. Yokogawa develops and produces flowmeters at Rota Yokogawa in Germany and liquid analysers and industrial safety systems in the Netherlands. In addition to this dedicated network of Yokogawa subsidiaries, a select organisation of Test & Measurement (T&M) subsidiaries and distributors is established in certain areas to support the specific customer needs of this continuously developing and specific market of T&M instrumentation.