14 June 2012
Metso has recently received three orders for Metso DNA automation systems for greenfield waste-to-energy plants from the CNIM Group. The latest order is for the North Hykeham plant in Lincolnshire, UK. It was preceded earlier this year by similar orders for waste-to-energy plants in Turin, Italy, and Maardu, Estonia.
At these plants, Metso DNA will provide one system for all process controls and plant information management. The integrated process automation system covers all plant processes from boilers to turbines. High-level reliability is ensured through an integrated TUV certified safety solution.
The North Hykeham waste-to-energy plant is owned by the Lincolnshire County Council and will be operated by the Waste Recycling Group. It will have an electric output of 13.1MWe and a thermal output option up to 10MWth. With an annual capacity of 150,000tns of household and similar waste, and it will provide electricity to around 15,000 houses and the national grid.
The Turin waste-to-energy plant owned by Trattamento Rifiuti Metropolitani will have a thermal output of 206MW and an electric output of 56 MWe. It will be able to handle 421,000 tons of household and similar waste annually, with three incineration lines and provide electricity to around 150,000 houses and district heating to about 17,000 houses.
The waste-to-energy plant in Maardu, owned by Eesti Energia, will have a thermal output of 50 MW and an electric output 17MW. Using up to 220,000 tons of municipal, industrial and construction waste annually it will supply district heating to 500,000 inhabitants.