Boosting local waste management: Sumitomo SHI FW and Woima Finland Oy bring a scalable, easy-to-deploy power plant solution to the global Waste-to-Energy Market
Espoo, Vaasa, January 13, 2021. Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) and WOIMA Finland Oy (WOIMA) have signed an agreement to deliver modular wasteWOIMA® waste-to-energy plants. SFW becomes a strategic investor in WOIMA, combining SFW’s renowned expertise in power technology, project execution and global reach with WOIMA’s innovative plant design.
The wasteWOIMA® plant is a unique solution to address the challenge of growing municipal waste and environmental issues associated with landfilling. Especially for small and medium-size cities, it fits perfectly local waste management and energy generation.
The plant utilizes robust grate combustion technology to safely treat a wide range of solid wastes while complying with the most stringent environmental standards. It is designed to serve a waste collection area of 100,000-500,000 people and convert from 30,000 up to 200,000 tons of non-recyclable waste annually into renewable electricity and heating or cooling.
The concept is scalable and allows for fast deployment: the design includes one to four combustion lines and is based on container-size modules. These workshop fabricated and pre-assembled modules guarantee a high-quality, cost-effective solution with simple delivery and fast construction. Advanced plant automation and standardized maintenance ensure high plant reliability and reduce operating costs.
Tomas Harju-Jeanty, CEO, SFW: “WOIMA provides a solution to tackle the world’s growing waste challenge on a local level. WOIMA’s innovative solutions will become part of our core technology portfolio, and give us a wider ability to serve our existing and new customers as they seek to manage their waste and move away from fossil fuels.”
Henri Kinnunen, CEO, WOIMA Corporation: “Municipal solid waste is an abundant and under-utilized resource everywhere, and we provide a robust solution to manage it. SFW’s global presence and strong track record in the energy sector strengthens our capability to deliver wasteWOIMA® plants worldwide.”
SFW is a provider of power, energy storage and environmental technologies and services for the global energy industry. We strive to provide sustainable energy solutions for a wide portfolio of customer needs in power generation, energy storage, and digital services. www.shi-fw.com
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WOIMA develops innovative modular, standardized solutions that enable the utilization of waste streams to their fullest potential, either as raw material or as energy. https://woimacorporation.com
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WOIMA Corporation is a Finnish supplier of best-in-class waste-to-value products, projects and services worldwide. We have developed solutions that enable us, and the customer, to transform and recycle virtually any waste stream into raw materials and energy. At WOIMA we combine Finnish engineering know-how in waste management with power generation design expertise. These solutions are used in Finland every day. They support the circular economy ideology and ensure that less than 1% of Finland’s waste ends up in landfills.
Our mission is to improve quality of life both locally and globally, as well as empower people to utilize waste as a commodity. Our decades of international project management experience ensure an on-time, in-budget and high-quality WOIMA solution delivery across the globe.