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Oct 02, 2017

Hitachi Zosen Completes Construction of Suginami Incineration Plant for Clean Authority of Tokyo--Set to Undertake Big Data Analytics for Technology Development

A special construction joint venture formed by Hitachi Zosen Corporation and Okumura Corporation (Abeno-ku, Osaka; President Takanori Okumura) has completed construction of the new Suginami Incineration Plant for the Clean Authority of Tokyo (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Administrator Taiichiro Nishikawa, Arakawa City Mayor).

The project for dismantling the aging existing Suginami Incineration Plant and building a new one was contracted out to the joint venture in 2012. The Clean Authority of Tokyo sought a “reliable facility that blends into the community,” a concept that envisioned 1) a safe, secure plant that earns the trust of the residents, 2) an open plant that wins the sympathy of the residents, and 3) an environment-friendly plant that promotes a sense of peace in the residents.

The new facility is a high-efficiency Energy-from-Waste plant designed to recover waste heat generated in the combustion process and produce about 24,000 kilowatts of electric power, which will be used on-site as well as sold.

<Outline>
1. Client: Clean Authority of Tokyo (Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Administrator Taiichiro Nishikawa, Arakawa City Mayor)
2. Project: Construction of new Suginami Incineration Plant
3. Description: Stoker-type incinerator (600 t/day = 300 t/day x 2 units)
4. Location: 3-7-6 Takaido Higashi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
5. Value: 25,100,000,000 yen (excluding tax)

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 Completed Suginami Incineration Plant

 â– Use of big data in plant operation and maintenance
The Clean Authority of Tokyo, responsible for operation and maintenance of the completed plant, entered into an agreement with Hitachi Zosen in 2016 to cooperate in the survey, research, and development of advanced control technology for incineration plants.

Hitachi Zosen will then collect various data sets from the plant essential to performing operational predictions, detecting signs of anomaly, and estimating the service life of equipment, in addition to conventional plant operation data. Based on big data analytics, Hitachi Zosen will develop autonomous controls capable of adapting to changes in operational conditions, and sign diagnosis services based on equipment operation data, toward building an advanced, optimal operation control system.
Hitachi Zosen will furnish the Suginami Incineration Plant with the innovative operation control technology of a next-generation Energy-from-Waste plant, integrating a range of new technologies such as CoSMoS,*1 designed to recognize images of combustion conditions and optimize operations; the Pit & Crane 3D automated operation control system, which performs 3D analyses of waste in the bunker and stabilizes waste quality; and the big data control system developed jointly with the Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI) based on the MADOCA II*2 framework for SPring-8.*3

<News release, October 20, 2016>
Clean Authority of Tokyo and Hitachi Zosen Partner in Big Data Analytics for Development of Optimal Operation Control System for Suginami Incineration Plant
http://www.hitachizosen.co.jp/english/release/2016/10/002353.html

*1   CoSMoS, short for Combustion Sensing Monitor System, is a combustion image recognition system that has learning functions.

*2   MADOCA II, short for Message and Database Oriented Control Architecture II, is a system developed by JASRI for accelerator and beam line control in SPring-8.

*3   SPring-8, short for Super Photon Ring-8 GeV, is a large synchrotron radiation facility that uses synchrotron radiation 10 billion times brighter than the sun to study the shapes and functions of substances at the atomic and molecular level.

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