Indaver Rivenhall to install Valmet DNA Automation system at its energy-from-waste facility under construction in Essex, UK; plant to feature two incineration lines, grate boiler, treat up to 595,000 tons/year of solid waste with turbine capacity of 50 MW

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ESSEX, United Kingdom , June 26, 2023 (press release) –

Valmet will supply a Valmet DNA Automation System to an energy-from-waste (EfW) facility under construction in Essex, the United Kingdom. The order was placed by Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI), which is the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor of the facility. This is the nineteenth time that HZI has chosen Valmet’s automation technology for its EfW plant projects. The plant owned by Indaver Rivenhall Ltd. will be started up in 2026.

The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter 2023. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The deliveries will start in March 2024, and the system will be taken over by the customer in March 2026.

“Valmet’s proposal is a good match between the solutions offered, project requirements and HZI’s standards. Also, Valmet showed true dedication during final negotiations,” says Walid Elshorbagy, Technical Project Manager, EIC – EfW, HZI.

“We have been working with HZI since 2008 and regard them as a strong and growing EPC player in the energy from waste market. We are continuously deepening our cooperation and optimizing project execution,” says Rene Neubert, Sales Director, Automation Systems business line, Valmet.

The Rivenhall plant will consist of two incineration lines and a grate boiler, treat up to 595,000 tons of municipal solid waste per year and have a turbine capacity of 50 MW.

Valmet will supply a Valmet DNA Automation System to Rivenhall’s energy-from-waste facility that is under construction in Essex, the United Kingdom. Visualization of the facility.

Technical information about the delivery

Valmet’s delivery consists of a Valmet DNA Automation System including a web-based Valmet DNA User Interface, an information activity server and a boiler safety system with 3,700 hardwired signals and 14,200 gateway signals.

About the customer Hitachi Zosen Inova

Zurich-based green-tech company Hitachi Zosen Inova is a global leader in solutions for energy transition and circular economy including Energy from Waste and Renewable Gas (RG), operating as part of the Hitachi Zosen Corporation Group. HZI acts as project developer, technology supplier and EPC contractor delivering complete turnkey plants and system solutions for thermal and biological waste recovery. Its solutions are based on efficient and environmentally sound technologies, are thoroughly tested, and can be flexibly adapted to customer requirements. More information:

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For further information, please contact:
Rene Neubert, Sales Director, Automation Systems business line, Valmet, email:

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions we serve an even wider base of process industries. Our 17,500 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – every day.

The company has over 220 years of industrial history and a strong track record in continuous improvement and renewal. In 2022, a major milestone was achieved when the flow control company Neles was merged into Valmet. Valmet’s net sales in 2022 were approximately EUR 5.1 billion. 

Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in Espoo, Finland.     

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