Honeywell Process Solutions
announces that its award-winning control system, Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) has been selected by Hyundai Engineering for two geothermal plants in Kenya.
Honeywell’s Experion Process Knowledge System will ensure safety, reliability and efficiency of the Kenyan geothermal project.
Kenya Electricity Generating (KenGen) is setting up two key geothermal plants in Olkaria, which are expected to increase KenGen’s total electricity generating capacity by 25% and help meet the country’s increasing demand for energy.
Experion PKS will be implemented at KenGen’s Olkaria I and IV power plants, each with a capacity of 140 megawatts.
Experion PKS control system will be used to integrate data from Olkaria’s different operating systems and share that information with the plant’s workforce, enabling them to make quicker, better- informed decisions. The system will also be used to centralise control room strategies.
Experion PKS will feature an integrated operator interface and incorporate physical security, emergency shutdown and fail-safe controls. Honeywell will also provide project management and engineering expertise.
Darius Adamczyk, President, Honeywell Process Solutions explains that the state-of-the-art Experion PKS control system will improve availability, reduce downtime and protect asset investment at the two plants.
According to SH Keum, Hyundai Engineering’s chief engineer on the project, Honeywell was involved in the project from the early design stages, advising them on technical specifications and cost reduction methodologies. He added Honeywell was selected for its robust technology and strong team of engineers who worked with them to create and deliver a total solution that met KenGen’s requirements.