Consortium to build $100m cogeneration plant in Poland

Keppel Seghers Belgium, are part of a consortium that have secured a contract to build a combined heat and power (CHP) waste to energy project in Bialystok, Poland.

The company said that the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract, awarded to the consortium for the 372 tonnes per day WTE CHP plant, is worth 333 million Zloty ($100 million) and has been awarded by Bialystok’s municipal solid waste management company (LECH).
Bialystok, Poland
Under the contract Keppel Seghers will execute 49.6 per cent (by project value) of the work scope and supply its proprietary waste to energy technology to the facility.

The remaining work will be undertaken by its consortium partners Polish construction company, Budimex (WA: BDX) and Spanish waste management company Compania Espanola de Servicios Publicos Auxiliares (CESPA).

According to Keppel Seghers the plant will process approximately 120,000 tonnes of waste per year, reducing the amount of municipal waste sent to the landfill site in Hryniewicze from over 90 per cent to about 12 per cent, reports Waste Management World.

The facility is expected to generate approximately 7.5 MW of electricity during summer and supply 17.5 MW of thermal energy to the Bialystok’s district heating in winter and supply 5 MW of electricity to the grid.

Subject to the requisite permits, construction is expected to start in the first quarter of 2013, with the project completion in 2015.

The facility will feature Keppel Seghers’ air-cooled grate and vertical boiler, which it said are designed to achieve efficient energy recovery and operational reliability.

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