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Metso Delivers Two Greenfield Energy-From-Waste Plants in the UK
Helsinki, Finland, 09 June 2009 -- Metso will deliver advanced automation solutions to two greenfield energy-from-waste plants to be located in the United Kingdom and be built by Von Roll Inova Environmental Technology Ltd. The orders are included in Energy and Environmental Technology’s second quarter orders received.

The first of the two orders will be supplied to Riverside Resource Recovery Ltd’s plant, which will be the UK’s largest energy-from-waste facility when completed in 2011. It will be located in Belvedere, London, and will process 585,000 tons of municipal and commercial waste per year on average, generating 72 MW of electrical energy.

The second order will be supplied to Veolia Environmental Services’ 19.4 MW energy-from-waste plant, which will be located in Newhaven, East Sussex, and which will go on stream in 2011, too.

Metso’s delivery to the plants will consist of a metsoDNA distributed control system, an integrated boiler protection system, and an information management system. The solutions will be used to manage operations and information at the incineration plants. Metso was chosen as the DCS supplier for the largest energy-from-waste plant ever built by Von Roll Inova, the Riverside plant, because of its good performance during two earlier projects at A.S.A. Zistersdorf in Austria and at BIR Avallsenergi in Norway.

In England, only 30% of the household rubbish is currently recycled. London landfills 53% of its municipal solid waste and, because of the lack of waste treatment facilities in the capital, most of it is transported to counties surrounding it. Because available landfilling space is running out, the government is looking for new recycling and recovery alternatives.

The Von Roll Inova Group develops and delivers energy-from-waste technology with around 1300 employees. It offers services ranging from planning, engineering, construction and operation through to maintenance and auditing of complete plants. The company is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Additional information is available at www.vonrollinova.ch.

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling, and the pulp and paper industries. The company has about 28,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Additional information is available at www.metso.com.

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