EPM will serve as the main automation contractor for oil-fired power plant’s 800MW unit.

The company will provide its PlantWeb architecture with Ovation expert control system to provide comprehensive process control for unit.

It will also provide AMS suite predictive maintenance software to optimize plant performance by using diagnostics to ensure measurement devices are operating correctly.

In addition, a CSI 6500 machinery health monitor will provide protection and prediction monitoring of turbo generating set equipment, turbo feed pumps, and forced-draft mechanisms.

EMP’s integrated solution will help the unit’s operators maintain effective control of mechanical equipment, improve efficiency and enhance operational reliability.

Emerson will commission the Unit 3 automation including the control system, instrumentation, control valves, and other related equipment.

The company will also modernize controls for the fluid end of the turbine set, reconstruct and equip the Unit 3 control room, provide engineering and installation services, certify compliance with requirements of Russia’s Unified Energy System, and assist with unit startup.

The unit 3 is scheduled to commence operations in October 2012.

The Surgut-2 station uses natural gas coming from the Tyumen Region’s oil fields to supply Western Siberia and Ural with power and heat.

The company said the plant is one of the biggest thermal power stations in the world, producing more than 35 billion kWh per year