Foster Wheeler to Expand Waste-to-Energy Plant in Italy

[] Foster Wheeler’s Milan-based subsidiary Foster Wheeler Italiana S.p.A. was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract for the addition of a second processing line at Lomellina Energia’s existing waste-to-energy plant at Parona, Italy. This expansion project will allow the plant to process an additional 180,000 tons per year of RDF, producing an additional 19 MW of power, which will be sold to the Italian national grid under a long-term power purchase agreement with GRTN (the Italian National Grid operator). The existing plant, the first of its kind in Europe, is an integrated facility for recyclable materials recovery and refuse derived fuel (RDF) production, composting and electricity generation. It processes 200,000 tons per year of municipal solid waste (MSW), converting approximately 60 percent of the MSW into RDF, which is then combusted, generating 15 MW of electric power. Foster Wheeler’s overall scope also includes a steam turbine and generator, a steam condenser, flue gas treatment, upgrading of the existing waste pre-treatment system and auxiliary facilities. The contract value exceeds US$130 million (110 million Euros) and commercial operation is scheduled for September 2007.
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