AMSTERDAM, -- Honeywell (NYSE:HON) announced that it has won an $11 million contract to provide process control hardware and software to Nuon's Magnum plant, a 1300 megawatt combined-cycle (3 units) power station under construction in Eemshaven, the Netherlands. The contract win follows the completion of an engineering and design study initiated by Honeywell in 2007.
The Nuon Magnum plant, now in its first phase of construction, can supply electricity for approximately two million homes. A second gasification phase, including carbon capture, is under development. The gasification will enable the plant to convert coal, biomass and natural gas into clean power. Carbon capture would reduce the Magnum plant's carbon dioxide emissions to a substantially lower footprint than traditional coal-fired power stations, especially in combination with the large scale co-firing of biomass.
At the center of the Magnum plant's control system will be Honeywell's Experion Process Knowledge System, which will monitor and control the state-of-the-art power station. Experion feeds data from critical plant subsystems directly to operators, giving them the necessary information to make real-time decisions that can improve plant safety, reliability and efficiency. Honeywell will also implement its Safety Manager to establish safety practices such as process and emergency shutdowns, equipment protection, and fire and gas monitoring. Additionally, Honeywell will supply equipment for the operator control room and provide a range of hardware and software engineering and consultancy services including an operator training simulator.
"The Magnum plant is a window into the future of power generation and therefore an exciting project for us," said Edwin van den Maagdenberg, regional general manager for Honeywell Process Solutions Northern Europe. "Nuon requires specialized technology that will enable the Magnum site to run efficiently and profitably while minimizing impact to the environment."
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