Metso's automation technology

for new UK energy-from-waste plant

  • July 3, 2014
  • Metso's automation technology
    Metso's automation technology

Metso has signed an agreement with Babcock & Wilcox Vølund to supply automation for a greenfield energy-from-waste plant in Peterborough, UK. With advanced automation solutions, the operators will be able to efficiently control the process of transforming waste into green energy and manage operations at the plant.

The new plant will be operated and maintained by Viridor, one of Europe's major waste management companies. Once completed in 2015, it will have a capacity to treat approximately 85,000 tons of waste per year. The plant's electrical power generation capacity will be 7.25 MW. Babcock & Wilcox Vølund is responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the plant.

 Metso's delivery scope consists of a Metso DNA automation system, a Metso DNA information management system and a fully integrated Metso DNA Machine Monitoring solution to predict mechanical faults in critical machinery. Taking the right actions at the right time guarantees maximum process availability and an efficient maintenance process. The order is included in the second quarter orders received by Metso's Automation segment. Project handover is scheduled to take place in December 2015. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

"We have wide experience in supplying automation technology to energy-from-waste plants in Europe, and especially in the UK. In fact, our Metso DNA automation system is installed in 60 to 70% of UK's energy-from-waste plants," informs Neil Buckland, Sales Director, UK, Automation, Metso. "To support our customers and provide them with professional services throughout the plant life cycle, we have a strong local service organization in the UK."

Babcock & Wilcox Vølund is among the world's leading suppliers of knowledge, technologies and equipment for combustion of waste and biomass. It is based in Denmark and employs about 440 employees. The company is 100% owned by The Babcock & Wilcox Company.