Fuel handling control solution for Blackburn Meadows
14 Aug 2012
Capula has been awarded a contract by Geo Robson & Co Ltd to deliver the control solution for the fuel handling section of E.ON’s new Blackburn Meadows Renewable Energy Plant in Sheffield.
The 30MW (electrical output) renewable energy plant will produce enough power for around 40,000 homes by converting recycled waste wood into electricity. The plant will also displace the emissions of around 80,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year, the equivalent of taking more than 20,000 cars off the UK's roads each year, by burning carbon neutral fuel in place of traditional fossil fuels like coal and gas.
Robson’s biomass handling system will optimise the lorry unloading; ensuring fuel is fed into the system at a continuous rate to fill the 4,000 tonne storage facility ready for conveying to the firing process.
Capula’s control solution will use Siemens PCS7 technology to control the biomass handling system. While this will be developed independently to allow Robson to meet their contractual obligations, it will ultimately be combined with the controls Capula is delivering for the Boiler Island plant to provide E.ON with a seamless control solution.
“We are proud to be applying our expertise in control and advanced automation to this landmark project for the industry,” said Chief Executive Roger Turner, “It underlines our commitment to renewable energy in the UK and reflects on the excellence of our delivery record, particularly in the Power Generation sector.”
Visit Robson’s website: www.robson.co.uk