Babcock & Wilcox subsidiary to supply complete biomass system
DONG Energy has chosen Babcock & Wilcox Volund as supplier of two complete biomass-fired boiler systems and equipment to the Skærbæk Power Station in Fredericia, Denmark.
contract has a value of close to 500 million Danish Krona (DKK). The
new plant will convert wood chips and biomass residues into electricity
and district heating with an annual capacity of around 280MW. It is
scheduled to begin operations in early 2017.
“For a long period,
investments in new biomass-fired plants have been restrained – both in
Denmark and internationally – due to the global financial crisis and
uncertainty about the prices of the different types of fuels used for
power generation” said John Veje Olesen, Managing Director, Babcock
& Wilcox Vølund. Therefore, we are of course delighted that DONG
Energy with this contract has focused on the many benefits of
climate-friendly energy production based on biomass.”
Dalsgaard, Executive Vice President, DONG Energy added that the contract
is the largest single transaction in connection with the conversion of
the power station into a biomass-fired plant.
The plant will be
capable of combusting up to 154 tons of biomass per hour. Babcock &
Wilcox Vølund will design the plant for 24 hours of continuous operation
throughout the year – only interrupted by short periods of maintenance.
The total running time will thus be at least 8,000 hours per year for
each of the two boilers.
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