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Emerson Process Management Awarded Contract by EDF

Sunday, March 29, 2009  
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Emerson Process Management has been awarded the contract by energy company EDF to automate six new Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) units with PlantWeb digital plant architecture. The new installations located in West Burton in the UK, and the towns of Blénod-lès-Pont-à-Mousson and Martigues in France, will enable EDF to satisfy future energy supply requirements and meet its climate commitment.
CCGT power generation is the most energy efficient and clean method of fossil fuel generation. CCGT plants burn natural gas, which turns a gas turbine with the waste heat used to turn a steam turbine. CCGT plants can be started in a matter of minutes making them ideal for matching changes in consumption. Emerson's Ovation system was chosen for its proven capability to provide tight regulation and efficiently hit and maintain set points. More…

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