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Valmet to supply automation to Polish WtE project

Valmet to supply automation to Polish WtE project
An artist's rendering of the MPO Warszawa Waste-to-Energy (WtE) plant to be built in Warsaw, Poland (image courtesy POSCO).

Finland-headed forest industry and energy technology provider Valmet Oyj has announced that it has been selected to supply an automation system to a Waste-to-Energy (WtE) project being developed in Poland.

According to a statement, Valmet has been selected by POSCO Engineering & Construction, a South Korea-based engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor to supply an automation system to a new waste-to-energy WtE) project in Warsaw, Poland

The plant is owned and operated by the waste management company Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Oczyszczania in the city of Warsaw (MPO Warszawa).

The delivery of the hardware, the value of which has not been disclosed, will take place in the first quarter of 2023.

It’s crucial to have the right and reliable partner to secure a successful project delivery. We have been satisfied with our previous collaboration with Valmet in another waste-to-energy project in Krakow, Poland, and hence we are glad to work with Valmet again, said Junho Moon, General Manager, POSCO E&C.

Towards sustainable energy production

Valmet’s delivery consists of a Valmet DNA Automation System and an information management system to control the boiler of the new plant.

It helps to ensure efficient and environmentally sound energy production from waste-derived fuels.

We are delighted to be selected as an automation supplier by POSCO E&C for the second time, thanks to our proven technology and strong references globally and locally. With Valmet’s advanced automation system, the plant will be able to process efficiently and eco-friendly, said Wanmo Yoon, Sales Manager, Korea, Energy & Process Systems, Automation Systems business line, Valmet.

The new WtE plant will be started up for commercial operation in 2024. It will process 305 000 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) from Warsaw per year to produce electricity and district heating.

The new plant is expected to make a substantial contribution to sustainable waste management.

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