Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd. ("Hollysys" or the "Company"), a leading provider of automation and control technologies and applications in China, announced today that it successfully signed the contract to provide its proprietary Distributed Control System ("DCS") for 2×800MW power generating units in Liaoning Suizhong Power Plant (Suizhong Power Plant) for its DCS reconstruction.
Suizhong Power Plant was launched into operation in 2000, and it was the largest thermal power plant in Asia at that time and was initially equipped with a foreign player's control technology. This project has complex controlling requirements with 36,000 controlling points, and it can be ranked as one of the largest and most complex DCS reconstruction project in coal fire power industry in China.
Under the competition with well-known multinational competitors, Hollysys quickly formed the total solution plan for the DCS reconstruction for Suizhong Power Plant and they were satisfied with the Company's overall performance. Hollysys won the contract through its advanced technology, industry expertise, solution capabilities and continuing effort through teamwork. This is a significant breakthrough for Hollysys in DCS reconstruction sector in the GW level power plant.
Hollysys' management commented, "We are very proud of the contract win to provide our proprietary DCS to the largest scale of power generating units DCS reconstruction project in China, which evidenced our leading technology and capability again. We will continue to restructure our marketing sales force and organize industry professional teams to further penetrate the high-end segments of the industrial automation market, and we have gradually achieved the fruitful results. Going into the future, we will continue to capture our fair share in the high-end market and intensify our sales efforts in the low to mid-end market to further enhance our market position, and create value for our shareholders."
DCS is dedicated systems used to control manufacturing processes that are continuous or batch-oriented. It's connected to sensors and actuators and use setpoint control the flow of material through the plant. It typically uses custom designed processors as controllers and uses both proprietary interconnections and standard communications protocol for communication. Input and output modules form component parts of the DCS. The input modules receive information from input instruments in the process and the output modules transmit instructions to the output instruments in the field. DCS is usually designed with redundant processors to enhance the reliability of the control system. Most systems come with displays and configuration software that enable the end-user to configure the control system without the need for performing low-level programming, allowing the user to focus on the application rather than the equipment.
About Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI)
Hollysys Automation Technologies is a leading provider of automation and control technologies and applications in China that enables its diversified industry and utility customers to improve operating safety, reliability, and efficiency. Founded in 1993, Hollysys has approximately 3,600 employees with nationwide presence in over 60 cities in China, with subsidiaries and offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, India, and serves over 5,000 customers more than 20,000 projects in the industrial, railway, subway & nuclear industries in China, South-East Asia, and the Middle East. Its proprietary technologies are applied in its industrial automation solution suite including DCS (Distributed Control System), PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), RMIS (Real-time Management Information System), HAMS (HolliAS Asset Management System), OTS (Operator Training System), HolliAS BATCH (Batch Application Package), HolliAS APC Suite (Advanced Process Control Package), SIS (Safety Instrumentation System), high-speed railway signaling system of TCC (Train Control Center), ATP (Automatic Train Protection), Subway Supervisory and Control platform, SCADA (Surveillance Control and Data Acquisition), nuclear power plant automation and control system and other products.