Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announced today that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Engineering Asia, has been awarded a contract from PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency, to develop a plant simulation system for the Lower Seletar Waterworks, a 60 million gallons per day (mgd) water treatment facility in Singapore. This is part of PUB's continual investments in innovation and R&D to ensure a safe and sustainable water supply for Singapore.
This plant simulation project serves to enhance training for plant operators and strengthen their maintenance and operational capabilities through the provision of digital replicas of plant internal conditions. The system will have predictive capabilities to simulate how the plant would respond under various scenarios, to ensure safe and efficient plant operations. The system comprises two key elements:
i) OmegaLand, an operator training simulator (OTS), supports self-learning through various what-if scenarios.
This is interactive training that equips plant operators with know-how in plant startup and shutdown procedures, and familiarizes them with the handling of equipment and power failures;
ii) Mirror Plant*1, a virtual plant simulator, synchronizes with the plant's monitoring and control systems to predict changes in water quality that may arise from operator inputs.
In this application, Mirror Plant will also be able to determine the optimal chemical dose and provide real-time water quality predictions to assist in operations.
This is Yokogawa's first Mirror Plant order from an organization based outside Japan. For this project, Omega Simulation Co., Ltd.*2 will be responsible for the provision of consulting services and Yokogawa Engineering Asia will be in charge of engineering and project management. The project is scheduled to be completed in August 2021.
One of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)*3 is to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, which is a pressing issue across the globe. Yokogawa has over 40 years of experience in providing control systems, field devices, and other solutions to Southeast Asia's oil, petrochemical, chemical, and electric power industries. Leveraging this contract and the wealth of knowledge and expertise gained working on waterworks projects around the world and seawater desalination projects outside Japan, Yokogawa will develop this business and thereby contribute to the stable supply of water in Southeast Asia and around the world.
*1 Mirror Plant, a solution in the OpreX™ Operational Risk Management family, makes estimates on conditions inside a plant (including in locations where measurements cannot be taken with sensors) and predicts how the plant will behave.
*2 Established in April 1997, this company develops solutions that rely on Yokogawa's plant control system know-how and process simulation technology from Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. One such solution supplied by this company is the OmegaLand dynamic simulation environment, which is part of Yokogawa's OpreX Operational Risk Management family.
*3 The SDGs were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by the year 2030. The 17 SDGs are interdependent.