Hitachi Zosen Inova Chooses Metso's Automation Technology for the Eighth Time, Now for the New Greatmoor Energy-from-waste Facility in Buckinghamshire, UK

Automation plays a key role in making waste management sustainable

Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) has chosen Metso’s automation technology for the new Greatmoor energy-from-waste facility under construction in Calvert, Edgcott, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK. HZI will act as the turnkey EPC contractor for the project. With Metso’s advanced automation solutions, the facility will be able to reach high process availability and extract maximum energy value from the thermal treatment of residual waste.

“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 45 and Ferrybridge, UK; and Vaasa, Finland. The delivery to Greatmoor will be the eighth in total.

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.

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.

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.

FCC Environment is the leading UK waste and resource management and energy recovery company, and part of a global group with a strong heritage in providing services to communities and business, Its vision is to be the environmental company of choice, delivering change for a sustainable future. The company employs 2,400 people and operates more than 200 facilities across England, Scotland and Wales.

Zurich-based Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) is a global leader in energy from waste (EfW), operating as part of the Hitachi Zosen Corporation Group. Formed from the former Von Roll Inova, HZI acts as an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, delivering complete turnkey plants and system solutions for energy recovery from waste.

Metso is a leading process performance provider, with customers in the mining, oil and gas, and aggregates industries. Metso's cutting-edge services and solutions improve the availability and reliability in minerals processing and flow control, providing sustainable process and profit improvements. Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland. In 2013, Metso's net sales totaled EUR 3.8 billion. Metso employs approximately 16,000 industry experts in 50 countries. Expect results.

Metso's process automation solutions are designed to maximize the profitability of our customers' businesses by improving their production performance and their cost, material and energy efficiency. Our extensive range of process automation solutions and services is supported by a worldwide network of automation experts. The Process Automation business serves customers in pulp and paper and other process industries, power generation, marine, and oil gas.

For further information, please contact:

Rene Neubert, Sales Director, EPS, Central and Eastern Europe, Automation, Metso


Tel. +43 1 79552 353

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