On July 2017, the new biomass power plant (6.5 MW of green electricity + thermal energy supplied to a drying plant in the proximity) in Widmerpool, Nottingham (UK) has been commissioned.
The DCS system, designed, implemented and commissioned by Tecnica Elettronica as Siemens “Solution Partner PCS7 Safety Specialist”, is distinguished by a high availability and integrated safety solution based on the Siemens PCS 7 platform. Basic Process Control System and Fail-Safe System have been developed in integrated mode according to the international standards IEC 61508 and IEC 61511, while the effectiveness of the ESD functions management is ensured by the Safety Matrix Tool.
Thanks to the production guaranteed by the new power plant, greenhouse gas emissions are expected to be reduced by about 8,400 tons of CO2 per year.

About the project

  • Total capital mobilised: £ 30m
  • Expected completion: March 2017
  • DCS contractor: Tecnica Elettronica S.p.A.
  • DCS Technology: Siemens PCS7 8.2 Safety Integrated + Safety Matrix