Metso upgrades systems for 890 MW coal-fired power station in India

Metso will modernize the existing Metso-supplied control system at the coal-fired 890 MW Parichha thermal power station in Uttar Pradesh, India.

Instrumentation Limited has signed an agreement with Metso to upgrade an automation system at the Parichha thermal power station located in Parichha (Jhansi), Uttar Pradesh, India. As a result of the upgrade, the plant will be able to improve process efficiency and ensure safer process operation with better data collection, improved control, minimized device failures, and fewer unplanned shutdowns.

Metso will modernize the existing Metso-supplied control system which has reached the end of its life cycle. The delivery includes system software and hardware as well as site services. One of the major factors leading to the repeat order was Metso's professional and reliable service capabilities. Another factor was system compatibility, since existing I/O modules can be reused together with new ones.

Owned by Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (UPRVUNL), the 890 MW Parichha thermal power station consists of two 110 MW, two 210 MW and one 250 MW units, all fueled by coal. The upgraded control system for two 110 MW units will be delivered in January-February and commissioned in February-March 2013.

Instrumentation Limited is a government-owned enterprise and a leading manufacturer of instrumentation and control equipment in India. Founded more than 40 years ago, the company has supplied and executed projects on a turnkey basis for various industries, such as thermal power stations, steel plants and other processes.

UPRVUNL is a government-owned thermal power utility with a power generating capacity of 4,433 MW. It operates thermal power stations in Parichha, Anpara, Obra, Harduaganj and Panki, India.

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