Metso has been awarded its 6th and 7th repeat orders from the CNIM group for the automation of two greenfield Waste to Energy plants in the UK, one in Ardley (North Oxfordshire) and the other one in Cardiff. Metso will supply an extensive Metso DNA distributed control system and safety system to both new plants. These orders come after five similar ones from CNIM for WtE plants in Turin (Italy), Tallin (Estonia), North Hykeham (Lincolnshire, UK), Four Ashes (Stafford, UK) and Great Blakenham (Suffolk, UK).
Metso 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 ensured through an integrated, TUV certified safety solution.
Metso’s automation solutions play a significant role in managing waste-to-energy plants successfully and help them reaching their goals of maximizing incineration capacity, keeping combustion and steam production stable while allowing high availability of the production processes.
The new Ardley waste-to-energy plant is owned by the Oxfordshire County Council, and the new Cardiff one is owned by the Cardiff City Council. Both plants will be operated by Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies.
The Ardley plant will have an electric output of 24 MW and is designed to handle an annual amount of 300 000 tons of residual waste. The plant is planned to go on line by the end of 2014.The Cardiff plant will be able to treat up to 350 000 tonnes a year of residual waste, generating 30MW of electricity enough to power 50 000 homes. The plant is planned to go on line at the beginning of 2015.
The CNIM group acts as a contractor in both projects. Established in 15 countries, the CNIM Groupdesigns and produces turnkey industrial solutions and offers expert research, expertise and operations services in the fields of environment, energy, defense and industry. The group has more than 2770 employees, and received orders worth 778 million euros in 2012.