Singapore: ABB recently won an order from Singapore-based Jurong Engineering Limited (JEL) to supply a Symphony Plus total plant automation system for one of the largest combined cycle power plants in Myanmar, located in the Myingyan district of the Mandalay division in central Myanmar.
The Symphony Plus system will control and monitor the entire power plant, including the turbine, heat recovery steam generator and its auxiliaries, and balance-of-plant. The system will be equipped with the latest generation of SD Series flexible control and I/O modules, a field-proven technology featuring scalable and flexible design. It also provides performance monitoring by combining intelligent data analysis with an innovative calculation algorithm, using data generated from the plant.
Delivering the right amount of data for users while allowing for an equal dose of experience and intuition is the hallmark of the Symphony Plus total automation system, which helps customers maintain plant availability and efficiency, and improves plant performance and profitability.
The facility is one of the largest combined cycle power plants in Myanmar, and will be operated by Sembcorp Myingyan Power Company. It will supply power to Electric Power Generation Enterprise (EPGE), formerly Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE), under a 22-year power purchase agreement.
Upon completion in 2018, the plant will provide 225 megawatts (MW) of electricity to Myanmar, which is rapidly building up its power infrastructure to meet increasing demand from its population of more than 54 million people.