ABB awarded $36 million

ABB has won a $36 million order to refurbish and increase the efficiency of a coal-fired power plant in South Africa.

The contract, signed with the state-owned utility Eskom, will extend the life span of the Tutuka 6 x 609MW power plant at Standerton in the east of the country.

ABB will provide one common instrumentation and control system which will replace obsolete control systems currently in use at the plant’s six power generation units.

All six turbines will also be modernised with ABB’s Turbotrol turbine control system and a retrofit of the hydraulic protection system. The project is due to be completed by December 2007.

ABB says its Procontrol P system will provide a common solution for turbine control and protection, unit control and boiler protection for all six turbines and three boilers. ABB will also equip all six-power generation units with an advanced unit control solution to improve grid stability.

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