Capula control system for Italian biomass plant
22 Dec 2009
Capula is pleased to have been awarded a contract to install control systems into a new biomass plant currently being built in Bagnolo, near Venice, Italy.
The 4.5MW unit, being built by Staffordshire-based company Biomass Power Ltd (BPL), will see Capula implement a Siemens PCS7 control system for the Gasification unit.
The BPL gasification unit is designed to burn a variety of different types of biomass fuel including forested new wood, scrap wood, miscanthus and other fuels. This process produces a syngas that is combusted in a secondary chamber which in turn heats a highly efficient steam raising boiler. This steam is then utilised as efficiently as possible by a steam turbine for the production of green energy.
"We're seeing the Renewables and Energy From Waste markets as areas of real growth, and are delighted to have entered into partnership with Biomass Power for what we hope will be the first of many projects in this sector," commented Capula Chief Executive Roger Turner, "We believe the PCS7 control system will greatly reduce our engineering design & code, bringing valued enhanced features to the plant."
Ben Talbott, Managing Director at BPL, echoed Roger's sentiments, saying "From the outset we've been highly impressed with Capula's technical knowledge, understanding of the industry and track record for delivery. They were an ideal choice for us to maintain our competitive edge in this new and demanding marketplace."
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