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Emerson helps launch waste-to-energy plant in Poland

Emerson helps launch waste-to-energy plant in Poland

July 20, 2016 – Automation technology and services from Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson, have helped to ensure the successful startup and operation of a waste-to-energy plant in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The new plant enables the region to dispose of waste effectively and helps Poland meet its obligations under the European Union’s 2020 climate and energy directive.

The municipal waste incineration facility, operated by Miedzygminny Kompleks Unieskkodliwiania Opdadow (MKUO) ProNatura, will generate 100,000 megawatts-hours of electricity per year – enough to power 50,000 homes – from 180,000 metric tons of household waste. During winter months the facility will also provide an additional 27 megawatts of thermal energy to the local district heating loop.

Emerson was engaged early in the project by Aster, a joint venture between two Italian companies: Astaldi, a general contractor specializing in big infrastructure; and TME, an engineering, procurement and construction firm. Emerson automation experts provided control system design, engineering and commissioning services that were critical to the successful and on-schedule completion of the project.

To optimize operations, MKUO ProNatura will use Emerson’s Ovation distributed control system to oversee plant equipment and processes, including boilers, steam turbine, water heating system, and balance-of-plant operations. Emerson project specialists commissioned the control system and managed the integration of a broad range of systems and equipment, which was made easier by the flexibility of the Ovation system.

Aster also relied on the services of Emerson project engineers to support plant startup and synchronization with the grid. Emerson also provided training to help control room operators, engineers and maintenance personnel gain experience before the plant began operation.

About Emerson

Emerson  is a specialist in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. 

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