ABB wins $62-million control order for high-efficiency power plant

June 26, 2007

Zurich, Switzerland, June 26 -- ABB has won an order worth $62 million from the German utility, E.ON-Kraftwerke GmbH, to supply the complete process control system for a new high-efficiency power plant. ABB will equip E.ON's 1,100-megawatt (MW) hard-coal-fired power plant, Datteln Unit4, with a state-of-the-art power plant control system. The new plant located in Germany's Rhein-Ruhr region will have a thermal efficiency of more than 45%, making it one of the world's most energy-efficient coal-fired plants.

ABB's scope of supply comprises a System 800xA control installation, with boiler protection, and all instrumentation. This includes electrical actuators, which will be integrated into the process control system via a Profibus network. ABB will also carry out the complete engineering, installation and commissioning. The order includes the option to deliver process control equipment for three similar power plants in the future.