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Valmet to supply automation to FM2 waste-to-energy facility in the UK

Valmet has announced that it has been contracted by HZI to supply automation to Scottish and Southern Energy's (SSE) Ferrybridge 2 (FM2) waste-to-energy facility project in Knottingley, West Yorkshire, UK.

Like Ferrybridge 1 (FM1), FM2 waste-to-energy (WTE) plant in Knottingley, West Yorkshire, UK, will be run with Valmet's automation technology (image courtesy Multifuel Energy Ltd).

Like Ferrybridge 1 (FM1), FM2 waste-to-energy (WTE) plant in Knottingley, West Yorkshire, UK, will be run with Valmet’s automation technology (image courtesy Multifuel Energy Ltd).

Finland-headed global energy technology supplier Valmet has announced that it has been selected by Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI), a Switzerland-headed global energy from waste (EfW) plant engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, to supply its automation technology to Scottish and Southern Energy’s (SSE) Ferrybridge 2 (FM2) EfW project in Knottingley, West Yorkshire, UK for which HZI is the EPC contractor.

The value of the order has not been disclosed though, according to Valmet, the value of automation system deliveries typically ranges from below EUR 1 million to EUR 3 million. The delivery will take place in June 2017, and the system will be handed over to the customer in July 2019. This is the tenth time that HZI has chosen Valmet’s automation technology for its waste-to-energy (WTE) plant projects.

– HZI is pleased to continue its cooperation with Valmet, building on our long-standing relationship and the earlier success of both Ferrybridge 1 (FM1) and previous projects, said Douglas Else-Jack, Head of Supply Management at HZI, in a statement.

To be built adjacent to the recently completed Ferrybridge 1 (FM1) energy-from-waste (EfW) plant that also uses Valmet’s automation system, FM2 will also use a thermal waste-to-energy process to handle around 570,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW), commercial and industrial (C&I) waste and waste wood.

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