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Tokyo, Japan, 2013/03/25 - Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Middle East B.S.C.©, has received orders to supply the control systems for two large combined cycle power plants that are under construction in Egypt - Yokogawa.com.
The CENTUM® VP integrated production control systems supplied by Yokogawa will be used to monitor and control the operation of facilities throughout these plants, including the gas turbines, exhaust gas heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), and steam turbines.
Power plant / Capacity (MW) / Customer / Planned start of operation / Consultant for user
Banha Combined Cycle Power Plant | 750 | Middle Delta Electricity Production Company*1 | October 2013 | PGESCo*2
Giza North Combined Cycle Power Plant | 1,500 (750 X 2 units) | Cairo Electricity Production Company*1 | January 2014 | PGESCo*2
Key factors in the decision to purchase a Yokogawa control system for these new plants were Yokogawa's recent experience in providing the control systems for a total of five power plant projects in Egypt, including a large combined cycle power plant, and the company's technical knowledge and expertise in power plant control and automation.
Plans have been drawn up to construct many new power plants in Egypt to keep up with the country's rising demand for electric power. Yokogawa intends to capitalize on its success in winning these latest orders by making further inroads in the control business in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East.
*1 A state-run power company that is owned by the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC)
*2 PGESCo: Power Generation Engineering & Service Company
Yokogawa's global network of 90 companies spans 55 countries. Founded in 1915, the US$4 billion company conducts cutting-edge research and innovation. Yokogawa (yokogawa.com) is engaged in the industrial automation and control (IA), test and measurement, and other businesses segments. The IA segment plays a vital role in a wide range of industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, and food.