Technology to unify control of boiler, turbine and major plant equipment at the Kozienice Power Station in Poland

Sep 22, 2014

Emerson Process Management will install its Ovation control system at a 1,075-MW, ultra-supercritical, coal-fired power generating unit under construction at the Kozienice Power Station in Poland. When operational in 2016, the new unit will help support the growing Polish economy, which is expected to rise 3.2 percent in 2014 and 3.4 percent in 2015.  The contract was awarded by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), the Engineer-Procure-Construct contractor for the project.

The Kozienice Power Station is the second-largest power generating facility in Poland. Owned by Elektrownia Kozienice S.A., a subsidiary of ENEA Wytwarzanie S.A, it is located in Świerże Górne near Kozienice, Poland. The power station currently has 10 units with a total generating capacity of approximately 2,900 MW.

Supercritical technologies can boost the efficiency of coal-based electricity generation by approximately 40 percent while reducing carbon and other emissions, but they are more challenging to control because of the high temperatures and pressures involved. Emerson’s Ovation technology has been selected for nearly 100 of these complex units worldwide.

At the new unit, the Ovation system will monitor and control all major plant components, including the MHPS boiler and turbine. The ability to unify boiler and turbine operations was an important consideration, as tight control of boilers, turbines and balance-of-plant processes helps ensure more reliable and efficient plant operation.

In addition to unit coordinated control, Emerson will also engineer a number of other specific applications needed for compliance with Polish grid requirements. Emerson will also provide an Ovation Safety Instrumented System to meet SIL3 requirements for boiler protection; electrical control via native IEC 61850 modules; an Ovation high-fidelity simulator that will be used to test control logic and train operators; and AMS Suite predictive maintenance software.