Under the contract, Valmet will a DNA automation system, an information management system and a safety system as well as manage engineering, installation and commissioning activities.

The company plans to deliver the systems to Hitachi Zosen Inova in November 2016.

Valmet Automation business line sales director Rene Neubert said: "With Valmet’s advanced automation solutions, the plant will be able to reach high process availability and extract maximum energy value from the thermal treatment of waste."

Hitachi Zosen Inova is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the EnviRecover plant, which will be operated by Mercia Waste Management under a contract with Worcestershire County Council and Herefordshire Council.

The single-line facility will process of 200,000 tons of municipal solid waste and non-hazardous industrial waste a year. It will have a thermal capacity of 68MW, and will generate around 18 MW clean electricity to serve 43,000 households.

Previously, HZI has used Valmet’s automation technology for waste-to-energy plants in Zistersdorf, Austria; Bergen, Norway; Riverside, Newhaven, STV 4&5, Ferrybridge and Greatmoor, UK; and Vaasa, Finland.