British firm to provide technology services to Gujarat plant

February 23rd, 2009 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Britain-based IT and consulting firm Invensys Process Systems (IPS) Monday signed a deal with China’s Shandong III Electric Power Construction Corp (SEPCO), which is setting up a 3,300-MW power plant in Gujarat, for providing software solutions.
IPS will implement its Foxboro I/A Series distributed control system (DCS) technology in SEPCO’s plant, being built in Kutch district of Gujarat, a company statement said.

IPS will also provide I/A series automation hardware as well as a range of installation, engineering, training and field services to the plant.

IPS’ solutions will be used to control the new plant’s boilers, turbines and generators, the statement said.

“IPS has provided complete DCS services to SEPCO for more than 20 generation units, and we are pleased to be their trusted solutions partner as they continue their global expansion,” IPS China sales director Siemson Yang said.

The Gujarat power plant is part of the ‘Power for All’ initiative of the central government. It is one of the largest power plants under construction in India.

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