Apr 6 2016
Amec Foster Wheeler supplies pellet combustion plant to Finland
Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract to supply a 90 MWth biomass powder combustion plant for Finnish utility company Seinäjoen Energia Oy. The plant will be operated as back-up for a peak load district heating plant and increase capacity to 120 MWth. Heavy fuel oil combustion will be replaced with biomass based fuels, including wood pellets, wood briquette, bark and forest residue pellets, dried forest residues, agrofuel pellets, peat pellets and coal as a reserve fuel.
The installation work will begin during spring 2016 and the plant will be handed over to Seinäjoen Energia Oy for commercial operation in December 2016. The plant will be designed to comply with the emission requirements of the new environmental permit.
For this turnkey contract, Amec Foster Wheeler’s work scope includes the supply of a new 90 MWth biomass pellet dust boiler with auxiliary equipment, modification of the existing oil fired boiler to 30 MWth wood pellet firing, storage silos and handling equipment for biomass fuels, flue gas cleaning systems, stack, modifications to the boiler house, electrification, instrumentation and automation installed and commissioned.
Jari Nokelainen, vice president service at Amec Foster Wheeler said:
“Our work on this project is a great example of Amec Foster Wheeler technologies and expertise in energy production projects. We are proud to be working on this project and its focus on renewable fuels,”
Martti Haapamäki, CEO of Seinäjoen Energia, said:
“This investment increases significantly the share of renewable fuels in Seinäjoen Energia heat production. The possibility to adopt to the changing conditions in the future was highly appreciated in the decision process. Having a wide fuel envelope in plant design was especially important for us. “
Amec Foster Wheeler designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.
Employing around 40,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2015 revenues of £5.5 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.