Symphony Plus to control new Jordan power plant

2013-05-02 - Symphony Plus, ABB’s total plant automation platform for the power generation and water industries, has been selected for the latest expansion to one of Jordan’s largest and most strategically important power plants.
By ABB Communications

A Symphony Plus control room

ABB has won an order from Metka, its strategic alliance partner and a leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, to supply a SymphonyTM Plus total plant automation solution for the phase 4 expansion of the Samra thermal power plant in Jordan.

Owned and operated by Samra Electric Power Generating Co, the plant currently has a generating capacity of 885 megawatts (MW) and produces around 25 percent of the total power consumed in Jordan.

The new phase 4 expansion will generate 146 MW of electric power for the national high voltage transmission grid. The plant is located in the city of Zarqa, Jordan’s third largest city and the country’s leading industrial center.

ABB will provide a Symphony Plus distributed control system based on its new S+ Control HPC800 process controller, which helps reduce system installation and maintenance costs and is the latest addition to ABB’s range of high-performance process controllers for the Symphony family.

ABB’s ability to provide fast-track delivery of a state-of-the-art control system will enable the end customer to meet a critical production deadline.

ABB is also responsible for design, engineering, installation and commissioning, and will deliver the solution on a fast-track basis. This will enable the plant to start production by mid-2013 in time for the hot summer months when demand for electricity and electrically powered air conditioning is at a peak.

Symphony Plus is a comprehensive suite of standards-based control hardware and software that is designed to meet the requirements of total plant automation in the power generation and water industries.

This powerful, versatile and scalable platform maximizes plant efficiency and reliability through automation, integration and optimization of the entire plant. It balances performance objectives like asset availability, operational reliability and production efficiency with business goals like asset life extension, carbon reduction and regulatory compliance.

In so doing, it provides plant owners with an essential tool for achieving sustainable profitable growth. There are more than 6,000 Symphony installations in operation all over the world, more than 4,000 of which are in power and water applications.

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