ABB to optimise Japan’s thriving biomass industry with new tech deal


Electrification and automation technology company ABB will supply its distributed control system (DCS) ABB Ability Symphony Plus to the Wakayama Gobo Biomass Power Plant, around 120km south of Osaka, Japan.

The deal represents the ninth contract signed between ABB and TOYO Engineering Corporation.

By integrating DCS automation technology, the plant will enable operators to make informed decisions in real time to help optimise production, improve processes and drive efficiency, according to ABB.

Once operational in 2025, the plant – which uses wood pellets and agricultural waste as a feedstock – will supply 50MW (megawatts) of power to up to 110,000 households per year.

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