HZI Wins a Further Operations & Maintenance Contract with the Slough Multifuel Facility

Following a recent announcement that Hitachi Zosen Inova has been awarded an Operations & Maintenance contract at the Earls Gate Energy Centre in Scotland, the company has also been selected for a further 25 years Operations and Maintenance contract at the Slough Multifuel facility in England.

Hitachi Zosen Inova is currently building its 18th Waste-to-Energy facility in the UK and is proud to announce it has been chosen by further long-standing customers to apply its considerable experience to operate and maintain the new Slough Multifuel facility, which is located on the Slough Trading Estate in Berkshire.

Farnborough, Hampshire, UK: Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) continues to strengthen its comprehensive service offering with a second Operations & Maintenance (O&M) contract, after the one recently awarded at the Earls Gate Energy Centre in Scotland earlier this month, at the Slough Multifuel Facility in Berkshire on behalf of SSE Thermal and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners.

The new O&M service contracts at the Slough Multifuel and Earls Gate facilities demonstrates that HZI is supporting its clients with unrivalled experience and in-depth know-how by operating the two new Waste-to-Energy plants once the projects have completed their respective commissioning phases.  These contracts build on HZI’s capabilities to not only design, build and commission state-of-the-art waste treatment facilities, it also offers seamless global O&M services, supported by its highly skilled teams of operations and maintenance specialists working within the company’s expanding Systems & Service Solutions division.

For many decades, HZI has been widely recognised as a leading Engineering, Procurement and Construction partner around the world. Now, with its growing range of Service solutions following the acquisition of Steinmueller, it allows its customers to benefit from HZI’s deep knowledge in safe and efficient plant operations, as well as in performance optimisation at two of the UK’s newest Waste-To-Energy facilities.

“HZI is delighted to have been awarded the Operations and Maintenance contract with SSE Thermal and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners at the Slough Multifuel Facility which is HZI’s third O&M contract in the UK,” said Thomas Feilenreiter,Senior Vice President, HZI Systems & Service Solutions. “HZI has a long history in the design, construction and commissioning of new Waste-to-Energy projects in the UK and around the world.  This new O&M contract clearly demonstrate the long-term trust and confidence our customers have in our team’s abilities.”

The Slough facility is currently in construction and will shortly enter its commissioning phase.  The plant has an expected takeover date in the summer of 2024, when the Multifuel facility will produce electricity and heat through treating waste-derived fuels made from various sources of municipal solid waste, commercial and industrial waste, and waste wood.  HZI will operate and maintain the Slough Multifuel Facility for 25-years (2024 – 2049), which will treat around 480,000 tonnes of waste-derived fuels each year, generating 49.9MW of electricity per annum.

Supporting the UK’s environmental goals of landfill diversion and energy security
These two new Waste-to-Energy plants will support the UK’s ambitions to reduce the need to landfill non-recyclable waste, which is widely recognised as the least sustainable form of waste management.  The two Waste-to-Energy facilities will soon treat waste as a valuable resource to generate electricity and support the UK and Scottish government’s goal to combat climate change and become low carbon economies which future generations can be proud of.

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