Valmet to Supply Automate New 300,000 WTPA Dunbar Plant in Scotland

Valmet to Supply Automation Tech for New 300,000 WTPA Dunbar Waste to Energy Plant in Scotland

Valmet has signed an agreement with Babcock & Wilcox Vølund to supply automation technology for the new Dunbar energy recovery facility in East Lothian, Scotland, UK.

Finnish firm Valmet has signed an agreement with Danish waste to energy technology supplier, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund, to supply automation technology for the new Dunbar energy recovery facility in East Lothian, Scotland, UK.

Under the deal Valmet said that it will supply its DNA automation system - an information management system which the company said is also integrated safety and condition monitoring systems.

The technology suppler did not disclose the value of the order but did say that typically the order value of automation system deliveries ranges from less than €1 million to €3 million.

"This is the second project that Babcock & Wilcox Vølund has ordered from Valmet,” noted Neil Buckland, sales director, UK, Automation Valmet.

The company has previously worked with B&W on the Peterborough waste to energy plant which was delivered in 2015.

Once operational in late 2017, Valmet said that the Dunbar ERF will have a treat approximately 300,000 tonnes of waste per year and generate 30 MW of electricity and offer up to 10 MW of heat for local use.

The order is included in Valmet's second quarter 2016 orders received. The value of the order is not disclosed.

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