Press Release

CNIM selects Metso’s automation solution to maximize efficiency in a Greenfield Waste to Energy plant in UK.

Metso has been awarded its 5th repeated order from the CNIM group for the automation of another greenfield Waste to Energy plant in Great Blakenham (Suffolk,UK). Metso will supply an extensive Metso DNA automation system and safety system to the new plant. This order comes after similar ones for WtE plant in Turin (Italy), Tallin (Estonia), North Hykeham (Lincolnshire, UK) and Four Ashes (Stafford, UK).

Metso DNA provides one system for all process controls and plant information management. The integrated process automation system covers all plant processes from boilers to turbines. High-level reliability is ensured through an integrated, TÛV certified safety solution.

Metso’s automation solutions play a significant role in managing waste-to-energy plants successfully and help them reaching their goals of maximizing incineration capacity, keeping combustion and steam production stable while allowing high availability of the production processes.

The new Suffolk waste-to-energy plant is owned by the Suffolk County Council and will be operated by Sita Suffolk limited. It will have an electric output of 20 MWe enough to power 30 000 homes and it is designed to handle an annual amount of 269 000 tons of residual waste. The plant is planned to go on line by the end of 2014.

The CNIM group acts as a contractor in the Suffolk project. Established in 15 countries, the CNIM Group designs and produces turnkey industrial solutions and offers expert research, expertise and operations services in the fields of environment, energy, defense and industry. The group has 3,000 employees, and its turnover was 665 million euros in 2011.

The Automation segment’s process automation and flow control solutions meet the growing needs of Metso’s customer industries to improve production process efficiency as raw materials and energy sources become scarcer and their costs increase. Our global network of service experts delivers business solutions to our customers that improve their productivity, lower risks and optimize costs.,

Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries deliver sustainability and profitability to customers worldwide. Expect results.,

For further information please contact:

Hédi Azzouz, Sales Manager, Automation business line, Metso,
Tel. +33 6 14031046,

Anne Sophie Degris, Sales Manager, Automation business line, Metso,
Tel. +33 6 88 06 49 05