Metso lands automation contract for new energy-from-waste plant in Finland

Source: Metso

Metso will supply a multilingual control room as part of a comprehensive automation delivery to a energy-from-waste plant under construction close to Vaasa, Finland. The new plant will be built by Hitachi Zosen Inova AG and run by Westenergy Oy Ab.

Metso was chosen as the supplier because of its good track record with four earlier energy-from-waste plant projects carried out by Hitachi Zosen Inova, formerly known as Von Roll Inova AG.

Metso's delivery will consist of a Metso DNA distributed control system and an information management system, in addition to on-site commissioning, trial run support, training and spare parts. Thanks to Metso's multilingual control room, users will be able to choose between the three languages according to their own preference. By pushing a button at an operator station, the language on the displays changes. This makes the demanding operation of the whole plant more user-friendly and less prone to misunderstandings.

In this era of globalization, people often work in multilingual environments. This is the case also at this plant, which is located in a region where Swedish is widely spoken along with Finnish. Furthermore, it is being built by a company that uses English as its working language.

The new plant will run on source-separated waste and have a capacity of 15 MW of electricity and 40 MW of district heat. The start-up is scheduled for the end of 2012.

Westenergy Oy Ab is owned by five municipal waste management companies, which operate in an area consisting of more than fifty municipalities with altogether more than 400,000 inhabitants.

Hitachi Zosen Inova AG is a leading technology provider in the field of energy-from-waste facilities. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, it has about 350 employees and has installed more than 400 plants worldwide.

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries.

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