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IN - ABB to Automate New Power Plant in Bangladesh

ABB will provide Symphony Plus total plant automation system for the combined cycle power plant, controlling and monitoring the heat recovery steam generator and overall combined cycle plant.

ABB has landed a contract from China Chengda Engineering Co. Ltd to supply Symphony Plus total plant automation solution for a new 225MW Bhola combined cycle power plant located at Bhola district in southern part of Bangladesh.

Owned and operated by Bangladesh Power Development Board, a public organization responsible for major generation and transmission of electricity for the country, the construction of the Bhola combined cycle power plant aims to meet the growing power demand in Bangladesh while providing affordable power especially to the consumers from the southern region of the country.

ABB will provide Symphony Plus total plant automation system for the combined cycle power plant, controlling and monitoring the heat recovery steam generator and overall combined cycle plant. The scope also includes plant life monitoring package which provides customers with automatic monitoring of the boiler performance, helping them to better manage their maintenance schedule and monitoring the life time of the boiler.

The Symphony Plus solution will provide Bangladesh Power Development Board with a wide range of operational benefits including better control of their process applications, improved plant design flexibility, advanced information analysis as well as improved overall plant efficiency, reliability and availability. The scope covers the system supply, design, engineering, installation and commissioning for the entire automation platform. The control system is expected to be commissioned in second quarter of 2015 while the plant is scheduled for commercial operation in third quarter of 2015.

ABB has also recently supplied the complete Symphony Plus automation solution to Meghnaghat 350MW gas fired combined cycle power plant in Bangladesh, located at Naryangani, where commercial operation will start in second quarter this year.

Symphony Plus is the latest generation of ABB's highly successful Symphony family of control systems. ABB has delivered or is delivering more than 35GW of new power generation facility globally, providing them with the simplest solution to the most challenging automation requirement for power and water facilities of all sizes.

Source: ceasiamag.com

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