Emerson Unit Wins $28M Ukraine Power Plant Project

ST. LOUIS, United States -- Emerson Process Management, a unit of St. Louis-based Emerson, won a $28 million contract to automate nine hydroelectric power plants in Ukraine.

The contract calls for Emerson Process Management to provide automation systems to manage and control 100 turbine generators in the plants, which are operated by UkrHydroEnergo, the main hydroelectric generating company of Ukraine.

The contract is part of UkrHydroEnergo’s Hydropower Rehabilitation Project to upgrade the nine plants: eight plants built between 1939 and 1975 that comprise the Dnieper River energy cascade, plus the Dnestrovskaya hydroelectric power plant built in 1983 on the Dniester River watershed.

The World Bank loaned money to the Ukraine government for the project.

The nine plants have a total capacity of 4,639 megawatts and provide more than 90 percent of Ukraine’s hydroelectric generation.

Each plant will be upgraded with Emerson’s monitoring and control technology, measurement instrumentation, vibration monitoring systems and maintenance software.

Emerson said it also will provide automation design, supply, installation and related services through its Ukraine-based project team; its hydroelectric power automation personnel in Warsaw, Poland, and St. Petersburg, Russia; and its engineering center in Chelyabinsk, Russia.

Austin, Texas-based Emerson Process Management, led by President Steve Sonnenberg, provides products and services to help businesses automate production, processing and distribution in a wide range of industries including power, water, energy and manufacturing. Its Power & Water Solutions division is based in Pittsburgh.

St. Louis-based parent company Emerson (NYSE:EMR), which is led by Chairman, Chief Executive and President David Farr, is the second-largest public company in St. Louis.

The company reported sales of $5.6 billion for the quarter ended June 30, up 10 percent from $5.1 billion in the prior-year quarter. The engineering and manufacturing company’s businesses include network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools.

Source: St. Louis Business Journal