Yokogawa controls will run desalting plant in UAE

Feb 15, 2017

Yokogawa Electric Corp. announced Jan. 17 that its Yokogawa Middle East & Africa subsidiary has received an order from Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority to provide control systems for its Layyah Power and Desalination Station in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). SEWA is an agency of the Emirate of Sharjah, which is one of the UAE states.

SEWA is retrofitting control systems, auxiliary facilities and utilities for Units 7 and 8 at the Layyah plant. Each unit includes a 75-MW oil- and gas-fired thermal power plant and a 27,000 m3 per day, multi-stage flash (MSF) desalination plant. All work is scheduled for completion in September 2017. This is Yokogawa’s first DCS project for a power and desalination plant in the UAE.

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Yokogawa Middle East & Africa will deliver its Centum VP integrated production control system for the boiler, turbine governor, turbine protection system and desalination plant at each unit, as well as its ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system for burner management and boiler protection. The company will also deliver field instruments such as DPharp EJA series differential pressure/pressure transmitters, continuous emission monitoring systems, and steam and water analysis systems. Beyond being responsible for engineering, Yokogawa will provide support for the installation and commissioning of these systems.