Yokogawa Australia have been awarded the contract to replace the control and instrumentation systems at Section B of the Torrens Island Power Station, which is owned by AGL Energy Limited (‘AGL’).
The Torrens Island Power Station is situated in Adelaide, South Australia, and consists of Section A with four 120MW units and Section B with four 200MW units – a combined generating capacity of 1,280MW. It is one of Australia’s largest natural gas-fired thermal power station, burning natural gas supplied from Victoria and the Cooper Basin.
AGL have now embarked on a programme to replace the control and instrumentation systems for the turbines and boilers in each of Section B’s four units, and on some of the common plant facilities. The refurbishment of the first two units is scheduled to be completed by 2010 and is expected to enhance operations and ensure ongoing reliability of supply.
For this refurbishment project, known as ‘Project Gateway’, Yokogawa Australia are providing AGL with the CENTUM VP Integrated Production Control System, ProSafe-RS Safety Instrumented System, ExaquantumTM Plant Information Management System and other software packages, and a variety of transmitters including the DPharp EJX series of differential pressure transmitters.
The project scope includes the detailed design, engineering, equipment supply, factory testing, installation, commissioning and performance testing of the control and instrumentation system.