3 April 2002 – Westinghouse Process Control, Inc., a business of Emerson Process Management, has been selected to provide its Ovation(r) Information & Control System at Zespol Elektrocieplowni w Lodzi SA, a utility located in central Poland.
In addition to installing the process control system, Westinghouse Process Control will manage the civil engineering and public works aspects of the project. As the general contractor, the company will supervise construction of a two-story control room, set up field instrumentation and handle start-up services for the plant’s three boilers.
The multimillion-dollar contract calls for Westinghouse Process Control to install its Ovation System in Plant II at Zespol Elektrocieplowni’s site in the city of Lodz. The system will integrate the plant’s existing programmable logic controllers (PLC) into one open environment, allowing the plant to modernize controls while reducing the need for operator and staff retraining. “Zespol Elektrocieplowni selected Westinghouse for our process control technology and experience, and also for our engineering, procurement and construction capabilities,” said Ann Pauley, president of Westinghouse Process Control. “These capabilities, combined with the expertise and products of other Emerson Process Management businesses, made us a strong competitor for this project and for future projects in Poland.”
The Lodz facility is one of the largest combined heat and power plants in Poland. The coal-fired plant’s primary function is to supply the Lodz city heating network, generating 3400 MW of thermal energy in the form of steam. However, the plant can also generate up to 590 MW of electricity.
Competing against products from ABB and Siemens, Westinghouse Process Control won the contract through its expertise and the capabilities of the Ovation System, as well as by combining the many resources of Emerson Process Management, such as industry-leading Rosemount transmitters and analyzers, and proven, reliable subcontractors to handle the civil engineering and electrical aspects of the project.
“The scope of the project was very broad – We needed to modernize the control system, field instrumentation and electrical switchgears,” said Janusz Cieslakowski, Zespol Elektrocieplowni investment department manager. “When we added the engineering and construction components to the project, one company emerged as having the greatest overall capabilities – Emerson Process Management’s Westinghouse Process Control.”
The Ovation System uses an open architecture approach that helps eliminate concerns about technological obsolescence and dependence on proprietary systems. Operating on a high-speed, high-capacity network, Ovation was the first system built to open industry standards. It uses commercially available hardware and allows easy integration with a customer’s existing IT systems, while maintaining process security.
About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the water and wastewater treatment, chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and other industries. A division of Emerson, Westinghouse Process Control, Inc. (www.westinghousepc.com), is a global supplier of advanced distributed process control and information systems. The Pittsburgh-based company is a recognized leader in developing plant-wide process control solutions for the power generation, water treatment and wastewater treatment industries. Westinghouse plays a key role in the Emerson mission of combining superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Emerson brands include: PlantWeb(r); Westinghouse Process Control; Fisher(r); Rosemount(r); MicroMotion(r); DeltaVTM; AMS; and Ovation(r).
St. Louis-based Emerson (www.gotoemerson.com) is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in process control; electronics and telecommunications; industrial automation; heating, ventilating and air conditioning; and appliance and tools. Sales in fiscal 2001 were $15.5 billion.