Emerson to automate Hitachi Zosen Inova waste-to-energy projects

  • March 08, 2016
  • Emerson Automation Solutions
  • News

March 8, 2016 - Emerson Process Management will provide process automation technologies and services for current and future waste-to-energy projects of Hitachi Zosen Inova.

Zurich-based Hitachi Zosen Inova specializes in thermal and biological treatment of municipal waste, and with experience on more than 600 projects worldwide, is a leader in the generation of energy using waste as fuel.

Under a global framework agreement, Emerson has been selected as a preferred supplier responsible for providing automation technologies including control and safety systems, predictive maintenance software, control valves and measurement devices, and services such as engineering, project management and lifecycle care.

The agreement formalizes the relationship between the two companies following a successful project at Perlen, near Lucerne, Switzerland. The US$319 million (CHF 320 million) Perlen project is the largest climate protection project in central Switzerland. The facility is set to produce 155,000 MWh of electricity per year, covering the energy requirements of nearly 38,000 households, and will supply 320,000 MWh of steam to an adjacent paper mill.

“We are working in close collaboration with Emerson on a number of ongoing energy-from-waste installations,” said Douglas Else-Jack, head of supply management at Hitachi Zosen Inova. “The successful completion of the Perlen project demonstrates our confidence in Emerson’s expertise is fully justified.”

Hitachi Zosen Inova supplied a complete advanced combustion system, boiler and flue gas treatment at the Perlen plant, while Emerson provided engineering, installation, commissioning, startup and servicing of over 600 critical measurement instruments. Using Emerson’s advanced measurement technologies that incorporate a range of diagnostic functions, operators will be able to optimize plant performance and minimize maintenance.

“Hitachi Zosen Inova is showing the way by combining innovative solutions with tried and tested technology, and we are delighted to help them meet their customers’ needs,” said Roel Van Doren, president of Emerson Process Management - Europe. “Using Emerson’s advanced automation technology and project management services to enable safe and efficient plant operation, together we can make a significant contribution to environmentally friendly power generation.”

Emerson is currently working with Hitachi Zosen Inova on further waste-to-energy projects in Europe, including three in the U.K.

About Emerson Process Management

Emerson Process Management , an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include Bettis, DeltaV, Fisher, Micro Motion, Ovation and Rosemount.


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