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Emerson Process Management has signed a major, multi-year agreement with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.
Emerson will install its Ovation expert control system at the District's Stickney Water Reclamation Plant (WRP), the largest wastewater treatment facility in the world with a capacity to process 1.3 billion gallons per day. The Stickney WRP serves 2.4 million people in a 260-square-mile area including downtown Chicago and 43 suburban communities.
As part of the agreement signed yesterday, Emerson will supply hardware, software, programming, factory testing, training, and on-site startup and testing, as well as extended maintenance and service.
The installation of the Ovation system will be done over the next several years, with a potential value to Emerson of more than $25 million. The company's Power & Water Solutions industry center will oversee and supervise the effort, which is the third major project Emerson has had with the District.
"An expert control system like Ovation can be expected to generate overall operation and maintenance efficiencies through improved data acquisition, process monitoring and control -- and those benefits are magnified exponentially when you consider a project of this size," said John Berra, president of Emerson Process Management. "The Stickney plant represents an opportunity to showcase the power of our fully integrated distributed control solution on a grand scale."