Valmet is to supply an automation system to an energy-from-waste facility currently under construction at Newhurst in the UK. The order was placed by Hitachi Zosen Inova, the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the facility.

This is the sixteenth time that HZI has chosen Valmet’s automation technology for its energy-from-waste plant projects. The plant will be owned by a consortium of Covanta, Biffa and Green Investment Group. Deliveries were due to start at the Newhurst construction site in July this year, with handover to the customer scheduled for 2023.

“For Valmet, this project marks an important milestone in expanding our UK market share in the automation business in the energy-from-waste sector, but also in increasing the number of our references with Covanta who will operate the new plant,” commented Rene Neubert, sales director, Energy and Process Systems, Automation, Valmet.

Equipped with one incineration line, the Newhurst plant will treat up to 350 000 tonnes of non-recyclable solid waste per year and generate up to 42 MWe. With a projected electrical net efficiency of 31.3 %, the facility will be one of the most energy-efficient plants in the world when it enters commercial operation in 2023.