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Valmet to supply automation system from Hitachi Zosen Inova for energy-from-waste facility at Newhurst in Leicestershire, UK

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Valmet to supply automation system from Hitachi Zosen Inova for energy-from-waste facility at Newhurst in Leicestershire, UK

June 22, 2021 - 09:52
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ESPOO, Finland, June 22, 2021 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply an automation system to an energy-from-waste facility currently under construction at Newhurst in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. The order was placed by Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI), the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the facility.

This is the sixteenth time that HZI has chosen Valmet’s automation technology for its energy-from-waste plant projects. The plant will be owned by a consortium of Covanta, Biffa and Green Investment Group.

The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter 2021. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The deliveries will start at the Newhurst construction site in July 2021, and the system will be taken over by the customer in 2023.

“Hitachi Zosen Inova and Valmet have a long history in the field of energy-from-waste projects. As Valmet knows our requirements and expectations as an engineering, procurement and construction contractor, it is the ideal partner for the realization of this project,” says Yannick Laborde, Technical Project Manager at HZI.

“We cooperated closely with HZI throughout the tender phase and were able to fulfill a 100% of the technical requirements. For Valmet, this project marks an important milestone in expanding our United Kingdom’s market share in the automation business in the energy-from-waste sector, but also in increasing the number of our references with Covanta who will operate the new plant,” says Rene Neubert, Sales Director, Energy and Process Systems, Automation, Valmet.

Equipped with one incineration line, the Newhurst plant will treat up to 350,000 (UK) tonnes of non-recyclable solid waste per year and generate up to 42 megawatts of clean electricity, enough to power around 80,000 homes. With electrical net efficiency of 31.3 percent, the facility will be one of the most energy-efficient plants in the world when it enters commercial operation in 2023.

Technical information about the delivery

Valmet’s delivery consists of a Valmet DNA Automation System, a protection system, integrated controls for 11 kV distribution, large screens, closed-circuit TV screens, an extensive operator interface for the control room, an electrical control system, 2,000 hardwired signals as well as more than 6,000 links and data points.

About the customer Hitachi Zosen Inova

Zurich-based Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI) is a global leader in energy from waste (EfW), operating as part of the Hitachi Zosen Corporation Group. HZI acts as an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor and project developer delivering complete turnkey plants and system solutions for thermal and biological EfW recovery. The company’s customers range from experienced waste management companies to up-and-coming partners in new markets worldwide. HZI’s innovative and reliable waste and flue gas treatment as well as gas upgrading and power-to-gas solutions have been part of over 600 reference projects delivered since 1933.