Chinese developer Tuopai Power Development Co. Ltd. has awarded a contract to Emerson Process Management to supply automation equipment for its 48-MW Shehong Liushu hydroelectric plant.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR) is to provide its "Ovation" supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) equipment for the project, which is to be located on the Fujiang River in China's Sichuan province.
"The strong reputation of Emerson and its Ovation technology heavily influenced our decision," Sichuan Tuopai control manager Li Xianglin said. "We were impressed with Emerson's experience applying its control and SCADA technology to hydropower units around the world."
Tuopai Power is one of the first hydropower generators in China to adopt a distributed control system, according to Emerson, whose technology will control primary plant equipment and processes, perform automatic voltage regulation and manage information from 24 spillways.
"Our industry and automation specialists look forward to working with Sichuan Tuopai Power Development as they deliver the benefits of clean, efficient hydropower to the region," said Bob Yeager, president of Emerson's Power and Water Solutions group.
Shehong Liushu's first of three 16 MW turbine generators is expected to begin operating by next March.
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