There, at the site of Zeton in Enschede, the first poly generation pyrolysis plant of Europe is built for Empyro B.V. which is completely modular and offsite.
Empyro B.V. distinguishes herself with this new pyrolysis plant (that uses biomass to produce electricity, process steam and pyrolysis oil) from fossil fuels in order to reduce the CO2 emissions. But why is this plant not just build directly onsite in Hengelo?
“Building plants modular and off-site has several important benefits”, says Hans Jurgen Koele, project manager of Zeton. “The first and also the most important benefit is the positive effect on safety. By building off-site, you won’t be exposed to bad weather and other working activities on-site. Besides these benefits, building modular and off-site creates a high degree of predictability, which has a positive influence on safety.”
Benefits of modular off-site plant construction:
“The complete transport of the prefabricated frames is fully conducted by Wagenborg”, says Mr. Koele. “We have an excellent co-operation with Wagenborg spanning quite some years. We appreciate Wagenborg because of their flexibility, professionalism and knowhow. A good cooperation is not just pleasant, but it is also essential for a safe and successful execution of a project”, continues mr. Koele. “During projects we spend a lot of attention and care linking working activities. In order to limit risks consultation and close co-operation between all parties involved is very important.”
Is building modular and off-site a trend, or is it a development which is promising for the future as well? Mr. Koele is positive about the future for building modular and off-site plants. “Especially in the area of biomass and biogas we see many developments in the area of downstream processes. In this respect building modular plants off-site can be of great value”.
Zeton is specialist in designing and building pilot plants and small modular commercial plants for several process industries worldwide:
With operations in Burlington (Canada) and Enschede (the Netherlands), Zeton has successfully completed over 750 projects in 35 countries. Zeton helps its customers to bring their new technology and process to the market. Faster, with less risk and lower costs.