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Valmet wins new contract

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Valmet has announced that it will supply automation to a gas clean-up system at Viridor’s Dunbar Landfill site in East Lothian, Scotland, UK.

The first-of-its-kind system allows the successful capture of CO2 and transforms landfill gas into transport fuels. The clean-up system will be supplied by the Dutch company CarbonOrO.

The order was included in Valmet’s orders received in 1Q20. The automation delivery will take place in July 2020, and the clean-up system will be commissioned in autumn 2020.

“Valmet has been a long-time partner for Viridor and has supplied its Valmet DNA automation and information management systems to most of our energy recovery facilities. The project at our Dunbar site aims at putting waste to work and creating valuable resources, which actively help the UK achieve its environmental, resource and energy efficiency ambitions. Converting landfill gas into transport fuels is exactly the right vehicle for realizing these goals,” said Phil Piddington, Managing Director, Viridor.

“We at CarbonOrO have ambitious growth plans for our novel gas clean-up technology. We are happy that Valmet has a truly global reach along with credibility as a leader in sustainability. Valmet developed a competitive solution and was able to show that secure remote monitoring and follow-up on the performance of the gas skid have been taken into account,” commented Pieter Verberne, General Manager, CarbonOrO.

“Valmet has a significant presence in the UK’s waste-to-energy sector, and we have been steadily developing automation solutions for biogas, too. In this gas clean-up case, Valmet’s Industrial Internet offering will be explored further as multiple units come into operation,” added Chris Heywood, Business Development Manager, Automation, Valmet.

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