Amec Foster Wheeler wins second CFB combined heat and power plant contract in Poland
- Design, supply, construction and commissioning of the boiler island with flue gas cleaning for combined heat and power plant in Poland
- Contract awarded by Fortum Zabrze S.A.
Amec Foster Wheeler announces today the award of a contract by Fortum Zabrze S.A. for the design, supply, construction and commissioning for a new multi-fuel circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) steam generating combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Zabrze, in Southern Poland.
The plant will be 220 megawatts (MW) with a maximum production capacity of 145MW for heating and 75MW for electricity generation. Commercial operation is planned to start by the end of 2018, providing district heating to some 70,000 households. The value of the competitively awarded project was not disclosed.
The new multi-fuel boiler will primarily be powered by refuse derived fuel (RDF) and coal but can also use biomass and a mixture of other materials. The amount of RDF can be up to 50% of the total fuel usage. The new plant will replace the outdated existing coal-fired units in Zabrze and nearby city of Bytom. The investment is expected to significantly improve the efficiency of operations and reduce CO2 and other emissions in the area.
This is the second CFB project we have supplied to Fortum in Poland and another demonstration of the fuel flexibility of our CFBs. Our units are capable of firing nearly all solid fuels – including waste products that otherwise would have been land-filled.
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