Automation solution to maximises efficiency in a greenfield waste to energy plant

22 March 2013

Metso has been awarded a repeat order from the CNIM group for the automation of another greenfield Waste to Energy plant in the UK.

Metso will supply an extensive Metso DNA automation system and safety system to the new plant. DNA provides one system for all process controls and plant information management. The integrated process automation system covers all plant processes from boilers to turbines. High-level reliability is said to be ensured through an integrated, TÛV certified safety solution.

Metso's automation solutions can play a significant role in the successful management of waste-to-energy plants and can help them maximise incineration capacity, keeping combustion and steam production stable while allowing high availability of the production processes.

The new waste-to-energy plant is owned by the Suffolk County Council and will be operated by Sita Suffolk. It will have an electric output of 20 MWe – enough to power 30 000 homes – and it is designed to handle an annual amount of 269 000 tons of residual waste. The plant is planned to go on line by the end of 2014.

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