Under the $21m contract, the company will update the 370MW unit’s instrumentation, control and electrical subsystems, apart from upgrading the generator, transformers, feeder ducts, as well as switchgear and other electrical subsystems.

Automation technologies will include Emerson’s Ovation expert control system, Rosemount wireless measurement and analytical equipment, AMS Suite predictive maintenance software, and CSI Monitor for turbine vibration analysis.

Emerson Process Management president Steve Sonnenberg said, ”It also speaks volumes about our ability to consistently execute complex projects and deliver maximum return on investment for our customers.”

The Unit 2 modernization forms part of a major reconstruction and upgrade program to help extend the plant’s life by improving efficiency and reliability, reducing emissions, and enhancing its ability to address national electrical grid demand.

Overhaul of the Unit 2, which represents the 11th Belchatow unit to undergo modernization, will complete in 2016, with return to service expected in 2017.

Upgrade of the units 3 to 8 has been completed, while work on units 9 to 12 will run through 2016.

Owned by PGE Gornictwo I Energetyka Konwencjonalna, the 13-unit, 5,354 MW Belchatow plant produces approximately 20% of the power generated in Poland.