Yokogawa to supply DCS for power plant in Turkmenistan
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced that its subsidiary Yokogawa Turkey Industrial Automation Solutions A.S. (Yokogawa Turkey) has won an order to provide a control system and field instruments for the Zerger gas-fired power plant in Turkmenistan. The order was received from Renaissance Heavy Industries, a major construction company in Turkey that is involved in the construction of this plant for Turkmenenergo, a state-owned power utility in Turkmenistan. This is Yokogawa’s first control systems order for a power plant in this country.
Turkmenistan is a resource-rich country with the world’s fourth-largest natural gas reserves1. The country continues to experience steady economic growth thanks to its exports of natural gas and production of cotton and other agricultural products. To aid in the reconstruction of the neighbouring country of Afghanistan, the Turkmen government concluded an agreement based on which it will supply electricity to that country for a 10-year period, beginning in 2018. The main source of this electricity will be the Zerger power plant, which generates power using locally sourced natural gas. Located in the Chardzhev district of Lebap Province, approximately 600 km north-east of Ashgabat, the country’s capital, this is a simple cycle gas turbine power plant that will have three gas turbines with a combined capacity of approximately 400 MW. Sumitomo Corporation is the prime engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for this project, and the plant’s turbines and generators are being supplied by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS).
To monitor and control the plant’s three gas turbines and auxiliary facilities, Yokogawa will provide the CENTUM VP integrated production control system, DPharp EJA series differential pressure and pressure transmitters, and YTA610 temperature transmitters. Yokogawa Turkey will be in charge of providing engineering and support services for the installation and commissioning of this system, and will complete work on this project by September of this year. To provide support services, Yokogawa opened a sales and after-sales office in Turkmenistan in August 2015.
1. Source: BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2019
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