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Hitachi Zosen Inova hands over its first Scottish energy-from-waste plant

In Scotland, Switzerland-headed waste-to-energy technology providers Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) has handed over the Millerhill Energy-from-Waste (EfW) plant in Edinburgh to the client. Featuring state-of-the-art EfW technology from HZI, the 12 MWe plant is the first project in Scotland for HZI.

Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) has handed over the 12 MWe Millerhill Energy-from-Waste (EfW) plant in Edinburgh to the client FCC E&M Ltd. It is the first project in Scotland for HZI but fifth on behalf of FCC (photo courtesy HZI).

According to a statement, Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) handed over the Millerhill Energy-from-Waste (EfW) plant in Edinburgh to the client, FCC E&M Ltd., a subsidiary of FCC Environment Ltd on April 18, 2019. After 31 months of construction, the facility now goes into regular operation.

Located in the east of the Scottish capital, the 50 MW thermal capacity plant processes around 155 000 tonnes of non-recyclable household and commercial waste per annum. The 12 MWe output is fed into the power grid and the installation makes a substantial contribution to the implementation of Scotland’s Zero Waste Plan, which aims among other things to eliminate the use of landfill.

The first and fifth project

While the project in Edinburgh is HZI’s first foray into Scotland, it is the fifth project the Swiss cleantech company has delivered on behalf of FCC.

For HZI this project in the UK marks a further milestone in one of Europe’s most important markets, underscoring our role as one of the global leaders in thermal energy recovery. We are also proud that after Paris, Oslo, London, and Dublin, another European capital relies on our technology, remarked Andres Kronenberg, Chief Business Development Officer at HZI.

Alongside the HZI combustion technology, tried and tested over many years in numerous facilities all over the world, the installation also features “HZI XeroSorp”, a dry flue gas treatment system whose sophisticated design both reduces the plant’s water consumption and boosts thermal energy recovery

After plants in Zistersdorf in Austria, Hartlebury, and Greatmoor in England, and the installation in Majorca in Spain, we can now also look back on a successful partnership with HZI in Edinburgh. Once again, they’ve proven to be a reliable partner that professionally delivers a high-quality product, said Paul Taylor, Group Chief Executive at FCC.

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