Thursday, 25 January 2018

NBE (China State Grid) 30MW plant in Pizhou pioneers DP’s Advanced Automation Solution

Since 2006, DP has been successfully shaping the development of biomass to energy in China and worldwide. With over 70 references throughout China, DP is continuing to advance its technology and to pioneer new solutions in the market. New products are being introduced in 2018, and a number of contracts have already been signed. Amongst these is a contract with NBE Pizhou to implement DP’s Advanced Automation solution to optimize the efficiency of the existing 30MW plant. Pizhou has been operating since October 2015 and for the last 2 years has been the top operating plant within NBE.  
It is believed that overall performance could be further improved through the use of automation, and DP’s Advanced Automation solution with patented software will provide 100% automatic operation of the boiler, including automation of the fuel feeding system; the internal control of the boiler system and automatic monitoring. The optimization package includes the full training of operational personnel in the utilization and interpretation of the automated diagnostics.  
Simon Parker, CEO of DP CleanTech observed that “After 10 years’ development, China biomass power plants are entering a more mature stage. As the market leader, DP is committed to further improve the efficiency levels in biomass to energy plants, and full automation plays a major role in achieving this objective. NBE is a valued client and we are working closely with them to implement 100% automation solutions that will not only increase availability and output by improving stability; but help to reduce human error and operational costs”.  
DP’s Advanced Automation has been highly successful in the Mahachai Coconut biomass power plant (Thailand) where availability has reached 7,000 hours . In operation since April 2016, Mahachai is the first biomass power plant specifically designed for the simultaneous combustion of all forms of coconut waste (husk, shell, bunch, fronds, leaves, trunk) as well as “conventional” biomass such as wood residues and rice husk.  
About DP CleanTech
Founded in 2004, DP CleanTech designs, engineers, manufactures and commissions biomass and waste- to-energy power plants, providing complete solutions for turning waste materials into clean energy. With a reference list of over 80 biomass-to-power plants around the world using proprietary high pressure, high temperature technology originally developed in Denmark, DP CleanTech is recognized as a world leader in the biomass clean energy field with particular expertise in straw-firing and complex fuels.  DP has a strong presence in both Europe and Asia and having built the first biomass power plant in China is now responsible for over 30% of the biomass power plants operating in China today.
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