Emerson is to provide control systems and project services for a new waste-to-energy plant in the UK.

The plant at Allerton Waste Recovery Park near Knaresborough Allerton in North Yorkshire will incorporate biogas and recycling facilities and produce 28 MW/h of electricityEmerson wins UK waste to energy plant deal from 320,000 tonnes of waste.

In doing so, it will divert more than 7m metric tonnes of waste from landfill over its 25-year lifetime, and recover more than 1.5m tonnes of recyclable materials.
 
Emerson was chosen for the project by Vinci Environment UK, a subsidiary of Vinci Environnement (France), which is designing, building and commissioning the plant. Construction is expected to be completed in 2017 with the plant fully operational in 2018.
 
Emerson’s project services team will work with Vinci personnel to provide the plant’s automation design, installation, commissioning, start-up, and onsite operator training.

They will use Emerson’s Ovation distributed control system, which has been utilized in other waste-to-energy facilities, to monitor and control the plant’s boiler, flue gas treatment and balance-of-plant processes and equipment.
 
Bob Yeager, president of Emerson Process Management’s Power & Water Solutions, said: “Emerson will not only provide advanced control systems to enable safe and efficient operation, but our project services will increase the certainty of the project’s success while helping ensure quality and reliability.