Foster Wheeler To Supply Biomass Fired Boiler Island in Poland

Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract by ZE PAK S.A. for the design, supply and erection of a 55-megawatt (MW) biomass-fired circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) boiler island for the Konin power station in Poland.

Foster Wheeler has received a full notice to proceed on this contract. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed, and the contract value will be included in the company’s bookings for the third quarter of 2009. Commercial operation of the new steam generator is scheduled for the first quarter of 2012.

Foster Wheeler will design and supply the steam generator and auxiliary equipment, and will carry out the erection and commissioning of the boiler island. The steam generator will be designed to burn wood biomass and up to 20 percent agro biomass.

“The fuel flexibility of Foster Wheeler’s CFB technology provides an excellent solution for biomass power generation because it can accommodate a wide range of fuels. When combined with the CFB’s demonstrated ability to reduce emissions, as compared to conventional boilers, this fuel flexibility enables the unit to operate with minimal environmental impact,” said Jaros?aw Mlonka, president and chief executive officer of Foster Wheeler Energia Polska.

This article was reprinted with permission from Power Engineering as part of the PennWell Corporation Renewable Energy World Network and may not be reproduced without express written permission from the publisher.

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