New Swedish waste-to-energy plant

Jon Lawson

ABB’s global engineering and consulting group has been enlisted by utility giant E.ON to work on a green field energy plant in Sweden.

E.ON’s Swedish subsidiary has awarded a contract to ABB to ensure its new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) facility, on the outskirts of Stockholm, is set up to run efficiently and safely through implementing a world class alarm management system.
ABB will oversee alarm management at the CHP Högbytorp site and is tasked with ensuring compliance against the latest industry standards and guidance. This includes creating the alarm philosophy document, educating staff, rationalising all of the alarms, assisting in the design of the Human Machine Interface (HMI), testing the alarm systems and creating documentation which will assist the operations team to manage the alarm system. The contract is expected to run until the end of 2019. 
E.ON is investing almost £220m in the new 25 megawatt waste-to-energy plant in northwest Stockholm, made up of the CHP facility and a biogas plant. 

The site is adjacent to a recycling centre, making it a closed loop waste-to-energy system. The biogas facility is expected to become operational next year, with the CHP plant on track to open in 2019, producing electricity and heat for Stockholm’s growing population.

Integral to the project will be ABB’s AlarmInsight software suite, which includes the Alarm Rationalisation Tool (ART). Other tools in the software suite allow users to access an alarm system’s record and view its performance in real time, pattern matching and other sophisticated algorithms that predict performance and measure dependency.


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