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Hitachi Zosen Inova chooses Metso’s automation technology for the seventh time

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Hitachi Zosen Inova chooses Metso’s automation technology for the seventh time, now for the new Ferrybridge waste-to-energy plant in West Yorkshire, UK

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Hitachi Zosen Inova has chosen Metso to deliver advanced automation technology to the Ferrybridge Multifuels Energy Ltd’s waste-to-energy plant in Knottingley, West Yorkshire, UK, for which it will be the main supplier. The 68 MW plant, featuring the largest grate ever built by Hitachi Zosen Inova, will be able to reach high process availability with Metso’s solutions.

Metso was chosen as the DCS supplier for the project because of its good track record with six earlier projects for Hitachi Zosen Inova. These include waste-to-energy plants in Zisterdorf, Austria; Bergen, Norway; Riverside and Newhaven, UK; Vaasa, Finland; and STV 4&5, UK. The delivery to Ferrybridge will be the seventh in total and the fourth in the UK.

The Ferrybridge greenfield plant will be located at the SSE Ferrybridge C Power Station, which will be closed in 2015. It will run on SFR/RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) and process 31.3 tons of waste per hour on each of its two lines. The plant is scheduled to be fully operational by summer 2015 and generate electricity for Scottish and Southern Energy Ltd.

Metso’s delivery scope to the plant will consist of a Metso DNA distributed control system, an integrated safety system and an information activity server. The control system includes four operator stations, six redundant process stations, about 6,000 hardwired I/O and Profibus signals and 2,300 datapoints via gateways. An engineering station and an information management station are also included. There is a Profibus DP connection to the black boxes and remote access for maintenance work.

Ferrybridge Multifuels Energy Ltd. is a subsidiary of Multifuels Energy Ltd., which is part of Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE Ltd.), a UK Power Generation Company, and Wheelabrator (WTI), a US Waste Management Company.

Zurich-based Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) is a global leader in energy from waste. HZI acts as an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor delivering complete turnkey plants and system solutions for energy recovery from waste. HZI’s innovative and reliable waste and flue gas treatment solutions have been part of some 500 reference projects delivered since 1933.

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