Honeywell has been awarded $10 million by the Shanxilujin Wangqu Power Generation Company to automate a new power plant currently under construction in the Shanxi province, which has the largest coal reserves in central China.
The first phase of the plant’s construction, which began in 2003, is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2006. The second phase, which features construction of two additional 1,000-megawatt generators, will be completed in 2007.
As the main automation contractor for the first phase of this two-phase project, Honeywell will help develop two supercritical, coal-fired turbine generators capable of producing 600 megawatts each.
Honeywell will also provide an instrumentation and control island for power plant control, alarm monitoring and system protection. This island also features a supervisory information system, management information system, closed-circuit television system (CCTV) and simulator system, as well as miscellaneous instrumentation and control devices.
The electricity generated through Wangqu’s two supercritical generators will be dispatched through a 500kV double loop to the North China Power Grid via Handan East Switching Station.
The establishment of the plant is in line with the national policy of Chinese government, which is to optimise resource deployment, transmitting electricity produced in western provinces to eastern ones, instead of transporting coal from west to east.