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Metso to supply automation for Babcock & Wilcox Volund

Staff writer |
Metso has signed an agreement with Babcock & Wilcox Volund to supply automation for a greenfield energy-from-waste plant in Peterborough, UK.

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With advanced automation solutions, the operators will be able to efficiently control the process of transforming waste into green energy and manage operations at the plant.

The new plant will be operated and maintained by Viridor, one of Europe's major waste management companies. Once completed in 2015, it will have a capacity to treat approximately 85,000 tons of waste per year.

The plant's electrical power generation capacity will be 7.25 MW. Babcock & Wilcox Volund is responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the plant.

Metso's delivery scope consists of a Metso DNA automation system, a Metso DNA information management system and a fully integrated Metso DNA Machine Monitoring solution to predict mechanical faults in critical machinery. Taking the right actions at the right time guarantees maximum process availability and an efficient maintenance process.

The order is included in the second quarter orders received by Metso's Automation segment. Project handover is scheduled to take place in December 2015. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

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