27 April 2010 – US chemical giant Dow Chemical has selected ABB’s ‘System 800xA for Power Generation’ distributed controls system for phase 1 of a new cogeneration power plant at the Stade chemical production complex in northern Germany.
The new gas and hydrogen fired boiler plant is part of an integrated energy concept developed by Dow to secure the long-term supply of power and steam for the complex at economical cost and with minimal environmental impact.
The solution includes AC 800M controllers and high integrity controllers for integrated safety functions, and S800 I/O technology. ABB is also responsible for engineering, supply, and commissioning of the control system. The new system will enable the new power plant to operate at high levels of efficiency and availability, says ABB.
Stade is a key site in Dow’s global network of production centres, producing some two million tons of chemicals a year at 18 production plants. ABB will execute the project under its existing global framework agreement with Dow Chemical for control system solutions, service and support.