Emerson Wins $16M Egyptian Power Plant Contract

June 25, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Emerson Process Management, an Emerson (St. Louis, MO) business, announced that it has won a $16 million contract to modernize the Ataka Thermal Power Station in the Suez region of Egypt using its PlantWeb® digital plant architecture.

Emerson will serve as the main automation contractor for instrumentation and control modernization of Ataka's two 150MW units and two 300MW units that supply power to four million residents. Emerson's responsibilities include design, installation, commissioning and startup of the new control systems.

The power station is owned and operated by the East Delta Electricity Production Company/Egyptian Electricity Holding Company. The contract is with the US Agency for International Development, an independent federal government agency that supports long-term, equitable economic growth, and advances US foreign policy objectives by supporting economic growth, agriculture and trade, among other strategies.