Processing Magazine

Emerson awarded $1.8 million contract to automate Italy''s first fluidized bed coal power plant

November 6, 2003
Emerson Process Management has been awarded a $1.8 million contract with ENELPOWER to supply a new control system at ENEL Production''s Sulcis power plant on the island of Sardinia. Emerson''s Power & Water Solutions industry center will coordinate and supervise the project. Under the contract, Emerson will install its PlantWeb® digital plant architecture using the DeltaV™ digital automation system and Foundation™ fieldbus intelligent field devices. ENEL is considering fluidized bed coal as one of the preferred fuels for the future for its power plants because of the potential for increased plant efficiency and reduced SO2 emissions. The Sulcis plant upgrade will help to determine the validity of this approach.