WOIMA AND SUMITOMO SHI FW: CONQUERING THE WORLD – TOGETHER
The wasteWOIMA® power plant is a unique solution to address the challenges of growing waste and environmental issues. The plant utilizes robust grate combustion technology to safely treat a wide range of solid waste streams in compliance with the most stringent environmental standards.
Since January 2021, after signing the cooperation agreement, WOIMA Finland Oy and Sumitomo SHI FW Energia Oy (SFW) have been actively scouting the waste-to-energy markets across the globe and developing an offering to meet the demand for this rapidly expanding segment. The feedback has been unilaterally positive; the modular, scalable and easy-to-deploy power plant solution has been welcomed by consultants, investors, power utilities and waste management companies as the perfect solution for decentralized energy from waste. They also appreciate that the modular system design allows WOIMA to offer “tailored” solutions, incorporating the latest trends, with the shortest delivery times in the market without any project-specific design and engineering work. It is merely a question of selecting the right pre-designed features from the extensive options list.
The plan to combine SFW’s renowned expertise in power technology, project execution, and global reach with WOIMA’s innovative plant design is already yielding dividends in the target segments. WOIMA and SFW are working with some of the largest players in the waste management and power generation segments, as well as supporting well-funded project developers in completely new markets. In this short period of time, WOIMA has truly become a global player, supported by SFW every step of the way.
Combining the innovation and development resources at WOIMA and SFW allows us to be a front-runner with the mega-trends of digitalization, decentralization and decarbonization. The high level automation of the wasteWOIMA® power plant allows it to be remotely controlled. The WOIMA concept is especially suitable for small and medium-size cities and regions to treat waste locally where it is generated and produce energy where it is needed. It also supports the universal pledge of carbon neutrality in power generation by replacing fossil fuels with local waste fuels.
In addition to the base market of generating base-load energy from municipal solid waste (MSW), the wasteWOIMA® plant also offers an attractive business model in several niche markets. An interim solution for turning an existing landfill into energy, utilizing industrial side streams on-site for industry’s own power needs and powering water treatment or desalination plants in potable water production are just a few examples.
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.