Capula controls for £154m Energy from Waste plant in Glasgow

Capula has been awarded a contract by main contractor Interserve to provide the controls for a new build Energy from Waste plant in Glasgow.

The £154m Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC) is being built by Viridor, and will handle 200,000 tonnes of council green bin residual waste every year. By diverting 90% of green bin residual waste away from landfill, the energy centre will save millions of pounds, release recyclable resources from household waste and produce valuable heat and power from what will be one of the most advanced waste management facilities in Europe.

The facility will produce enough energy to power the equivalent of 22,000 households and heat the equivalent of 8,000 homes, offsetting 90,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year.

Capula will be providing a solution for the Balance of Plant control system, based on Siemens PCS7 technology.

“This is an exciting project and one we’re proud to be involved with,” said Business Development Director Simon Coombs, “Capula’s excellent record in delivery, familiarity with Siemens technology and experience in Energy from Waste were all factors in our being chosen to deliver this project.”

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