Siemens Wins Control Systems Orders
Siemens Energy has been awarded orders for the installation of Siemens I&C systems at power plants in the United States. The order covers combined-cycle plants in Redding, California and in Syracuse and Beaver Falls, New York and one coal plant. The Web-based SPPA-T3000 distributed control system (DCS) is engineered as an intelligent and cost-effective I&C solution and was designed for use in all power plant types. With the installation of these systems, the power plant and turbine control systems of these plants will be integrated into a single, platform, which will help optimize the operations and maintenance sequences.
The Redding combined-cycle power plant has a capacity of 135 MW and is owned and operated by Redding Electric Utility. Siemens will upgrade the DCS of the existing Siemens power train of Unit 5, consisting of two gas turbines and a heat recovery steam generator. Installation of the SPPA-T3000 DCS in the new Unit 6 is scheduled for 2009.
The Syracuse Generating Facility is owned and operated by WPS Syracuse Generation and the Beaver Falls Generating Facility is owned and operated by WPS Beaver Falls Generation. The Siemens scope of supply at these plants consists of the modernization of the DCS of the Siemens gas turbines in both facilities.
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