Metso will supply automation technology for a greenfield waste-to-energy plant currently under construction in Krakow, Poland. With advanced automation solutions, the plant will be able to efficiently control the process of turning waste into green energy, reach high process availability and extract maximum energy value from the waste.
The plant will help the city dispose of waste according to high environmental standards, which are in line with national and European Union legislation. Additionally, it will create a new source of electricity and heat. The automation technology order was placed by Posco Engineering & Construction, Ltd. (Posco E&C), who will deliver the waste-to-energy plant as a turnkey project. The project is partly funded by the EU.
The new plant has been designed to process and recover energy from household waste of around 750,000 city residents as well as industrial waste. Power production capacity will amount to approximately 10.74 MW by using the heat from incineration. The plant will go on stream in November 2015.