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Energy plant to receive new automation system

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DNA AUTOMATION SYSTEM The LSEP will be equipped with a Valmet DNA Automation System to improve plant operations

19th April 2024

     

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Leading manufacturer of automation solutions and process technologies Valmet will deliver a comprehensive Valmet DNA Automation System to Lostock Sustainable Energy Plant (LSEP) currently under construction in Northwich, Cheshire, in the UK, according to a press release published last month.

The order was placed by LSEP and Valmet will work closely with its delivery partners, engineering, procurement and construction management contractor Black & Veatch and powertrain technology provider Babcock & Wilcox.

Further, the order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2023. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The plant will be operational in 2025.

“Valmet has a strong track record and excellent references in the waste-to-energy sector and has the knowledge and experience that will help our project to be a success,” says LSEP project director Gary Craigie.

“With this contract, Valmet secures another sustainable energy plant site in the [UK]. In this case, many of the main contractors in this sector will be working together toward a common objective. It is therefore a further opportunity to showcase our expert engineering capability,” says Valmet automation country manager in the UK and Ireland Chris Heywood.

He adds that the order also “demonstrates the importance of an experienced automation vendor to integrate all the plant subsystems and make sense of the data to enable efficient plant operations”.

The LSEP facility will export 60.3 MW of electricity to the grid using residual waste as a fuel.

Valmet’s total scope of delivery includes a Valmet DNA Automation System, safety- related systems and an information management server.

LSEP is a joint venture between Danish investment firm specialising in infrastructure investments Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and UK-based waste management company FCC Environment.

Edited by Nadine James
Features Deputy Editor

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