October 31, 2013 12:03 PM EEST
Metso's automation to run Asia's largest-capacity biomass power plant
Metso's advanced automation technology for difficult fuel mixes enters South
GS Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. (GS E&C), has chosen Metso to supply
automation for the Dangjin 4 Biomass Power Plant, currently under construction
in Dangjin City, about 70 km southwest of Seoul in South Korea. Once completed
in 2015, the 105 MW plant will be the largest of its kind in Asia.
With the new biomass power plant, owner GS E&C aims to enhance its
competitiveness in the power market, increase its electricity capacity and
produce more renewable energy. "We chose Metso because the company has many
references from demanding biomass-fired power plants. It also fulfilled our
technical support requirements," says Gye Man Jeong, General Manager, GS E&C.
The plant will be fueled with a mix consisting of 80 percent palm kernel shells
and 20 percent coal. With Metso's advanced automation applications, it is
possible to control even difficult fuel mixes with varying fuel ratios.
Metso's delivery scope includes a Metso DNA automation system (DCS) for the
whole power plant, including the CFB boiler, Balance of Plant and electric
network. It also includes a Plant Performance Application and systems for
thermal stress monitoring and vibration monitoring - all integrated into the
control system. Commissioning of the new plant is planned for August 2015.
"With this order, Metso enters the Korean energy market. The importance of this
reference cannot be emphasized enough. Upon the successful delivery of this
project, Metso will be recognized among the Korean EPC contractors as a
potential supplier for power plant automation systems," says Matti Miinalainen,
Director, Energy & Process Systems, Automation, Metso.
The value of the order is not disclosed. The order is included in Automation
third quarter 2013 orders received.
Headquartered in Seoul, Korea, GS Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. has 28
branches, 11 subsidiaries, 200 construction sites and over 7,200 employees. Both
GS Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. and GS EPS Co. Ltd., an independent
power producer in Korea, are part of the GS Group.
The Automation segment's process automation and flow control solutions meet the
growing needs of Metso's customer industries to improve production process
efficiency as raw materials and energy sources become scarcer and their costs
increase. Our global network of service experts delivers business solutions to
our customers that improve their productivity, lower risks and optimize costs.
Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the
process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and
oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries contribute to
sustainability and deliver profitability to customers worldwide. Metso's shares
are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
For further information, please contact:
Matti Miinalainen, Director, Energy & Process Systems, Automation, Metso, email:
matti.miinalainen(at)metso.com, tel. +358 20 483170 or +358 40 822 5216
Wanmo Yoon, Sales Manager, Power Business, Korea, Automation, Metso, tel.
+82 02 582 1517 or +82 10 4228 3069
A 3D drawing of Dangjin 4 biomass power plant: