Company to upgrade controls system for a Kansas-based power corp.

Emerson Process Management recently won an $8 million contract from Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to upgrade the control systems at its Holcomb generating station, located in Garden City-Kan. The company received an additional $1 million contract for asset management software, field instrumentation, and services.

Emerson will install its Ovation expert control system at the 360MW, coal-fired plant that will manage 8,000 I/O points and provide data acquisition and optimize, control, and monitor the plant’s steam supply process, which includes the boiler, burner management system, scrubber, and turbine. The system installation will take place in two phases. The first phase will take place in the Fall of 2004 and the second in the Spring of 2006.