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Control system order for a waste-to-energy facility

21 October 2014

Yokogawa France S.A.S. has won an order from VINCI Environment UK to supply control systems and safety instrumented systems for a waste-to-energy facility for SITA Cornwall in the UK.

When completed, the facility will be capable of handling 240,000 tons of residual waste per year, and will generate sufficient electricity to power around 21,000 homes.

For the control of the boilers and all auxiliary facilities at this plant, Yokogawa will supply the CENTUM) VP integrated production control system and the ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system. 

In addition to being responsible for the engineering of the facility's automation systems, Yokogawa France will support both the installation and commissioning of these systems. In this capacity it will work closely with VINCI Environment UK, which is the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company for this project. 

In 2011 Yokogawa also received an order from VINCI Environnement to supply control systems for VERNEA, one of the most innovative waste treatment facilities, which was built in central France for SITA (Suez Environnement Group). The systems delivered for that project have been working with no problems.

In the UK and other European countries, strict regulations on the landfill disposal of waste materials are being introduced to protect the environment. As an alternative, many waste-to-energy plants are being built.

Yokogawa has a solid track record in this field, having delivered more than 140 control systems for waste treatment facilities in Japan and other countries. The Cornwall project is Yokogawa's fourth control system order for a waste-to-energy facility in the UK. By exploiting its engineering experience in this field, Yokogawa aims to expand its waste treatment facility control business worldwide, with a focus on Europe, and thereby help to build a sustainable society.


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