Swedish waste to energy CHP development

Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract by E.ON Varme Sverige AB, Sweden for a waste-fuel-fired circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) boiler island to be located at the CHP plant in Norrkoping, Sweden.

Under the terms of the contract, Foster Wheeler will supply the 84 MWth CFB boiler and auxiliary equipment and will carry out the erection and commissioning of the boiler island. The boiler will be designed to burn Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) composed of sorted household and industrial wastes.

The power plant will produce electricity for the local grid and will also supply heat and process steam to an adjacent industrial plant. Initial operation of the new boiler is scheduled for the fall of 2010.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

'This is the start of E.ON Sverige's €1.0 billion investment plan in CHP,' said Karin Jarl-Mansson, chief executive officer of E.ON Varme Sweden AB, who added: 'District heating is an important cornerstone in the production of more efficient energy and the reduction of environmental effects.'

In related news, Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract for the supply of fired heaters for the Nizhnekamsk integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation. The contract was awarded by Open Joint-Stock Company 'TANECO,' a unit of Russian oil company Tatneft.

Foster Wheeler Italiana will also engineer and supply the materials for two furnaces for the hydrocracking unit, and a charge heater and three interheaters for the continuous catalytic reformer unit.

These contracts are expected to be completed by the end of 2009.

Hanwha Engineering & Construction Corporation (HENC) has also contracted Foster Wheeler for the design and supply of two CFB steam generators to be located in Gunjang National Industrial Complex, Gunsan City, Republic of Korea.

Construction of the two 50 MWe steam generators is expected to begin in the spring of 2009 with commercial operations scheduled for 2010.

Foster Wheeler has also been awarded a contract by The Shaw Group Inc. for the design and supply of a further two CFB steam generators that will be a part of the new Dominion Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center near St. Paul in Wise County, Virginia.

The 585 MWe plant will have the capability to use a wide range of coal qualities, including waste coal, and up to 20% biomass. Commercial operation of the plant is scheduled for 2012.

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