Lynemouth power station near Newcastle has three 140MW coal boilers which are being converted to biomass generation. It is owned and operated by Czech Republic energy company EPH.
Doosan Babcock will deliver the complete scope of boiler works, including the modification of mills and electrostatic precipitators, and the replacement of fans, a low NOx combustion system and ash handling systems.
Once completed, the plant will consume approximately 1.4 million tonnes of wood pellets per year for the next decade.
Doosan Babcock has played a key role in the development of the Lynemouth conversion project – in 2013 it was awarded the initial front end engineering design study, before being selected as preferred bidder in October 2014.
Over the last two years, the company has conducted full-scale development and testing of the biomass burner at its Clean Combustion Test Facility in Renfrew, Scotland, and this will be deployed at Lynemouth.
Doosan Babcock chief executive Andrew Hunt said the Lynemouth project is “a major reference for Doosan Babcock’s low-carbon energy technologies, as well as a major step forward in the supply of secure, clean energy for UK consumers.”