Automation for Energy Generation Metso to Equip Hitachi Energy–From–Waste–Plant in Calvert, UK
Hitachi plans to buy Metso's automation technology for the new Greatmoor energy-from-waste facility under construction in Calvert, Edgcott, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK. Metso's solutions shall help the facility to reach high process availability and extract maximum energy value.
Buckingham/United Kingdom – The single-line facility with a thermal capacity of 102 MW reduces the volume of landfill waste and also meets the UK government's climate protection requirements in full. It will have a capacity to treat 300,000 tons of waste per year, generating 22 MW of electricity for some 36,000 homes. Handover to the operators is planned for 2016. Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) acts as the turnkey EPC contractor for the project.
"Metso was chosen as the automation system supplier for the project because of its good project execution know-how and long track record with seven earlier projects for HZI," says Rene Neubert, Sales Director, EPS, Central and Eastern Europe, Automation, Metso. The earlier deliveries have been to energy-from-waste facilities in Zistersdorf, Austria; Bergen, Norway; Riverside, Newhaven, STV 4&5 and Ferrybridge, UK; and Vaasa, Finland. The delivery to Greatmoor will be the eighth in total.
Experiences with other Energy–From–Waste Projects
The energy-from-waste facility will be operated by FCC Environment and Buckinghamshire County Council. "FCC owns the Zistersdorf energy-from-waste facility in Austria to which we delivered our first order from HZI in 2008. The plant has been very satisfied with our Metso DNA system as well as our local service," Neubert adds.
Metso's delivery scope to the plant will consist of a Metso DNA automation system, a Metso DNA information management system and a safety system. Engineering, commissioning support, startup support und customer training are also included. Metso's solutions will be delivered in December 2014. The order is included in the second quarter orders received by Metso's Automation segment.