Turboden is to supply a 5.5 MW combined heat and power unit to Starwood Orman Ürünleri Sanayi A.Ş. for its biomass plant to be installed in Bursa, Turkey.
The MHI group company provides Organic Rankine Cycle turbogenerators catering for up to 15 MW size for power generation and cogeneration, suitable for biomass-fired distributed power systems.
Starwood, a leading chipboard manufacturer specialises in producing thin MDF chipboard and the unit provided will produce 5.5 MW electric and 29.5 MW thermal.
A 50 MWth biomass boiler fed by bark and chipboard production residues will supply heat for the rotary dryer and for the ORC that will also produce hot water at 90°C for dryer purposes.
The ORC turbine, constructed by the new Turboden Turkish daughter company, Turboden Turkey ORC Turbo Jeneratör Sanayi Anonim Şirketi, recently established in Ankara, will grant Starwood the access to the local content related additional incentives offered by the Turkish Government for renewable energy generation.
The integration of the ORC in an MDF production plant is an attractive application thanks to the possibility to producing a part of its own consumption of electricity at the plant and to implement cogeneration systems without significant changes to the typical MDF process scheme.
This solution has also the advantage of extremely low operation and maintenance costs and limited additional costs compared to a heat only solution, leading to an optimal pay back on the additional investment.
The Starwood project is the third biomass plant in Turkey for Turboden, after the 1 MW ORC unit supplied to Kastamonu Entegre in Gebze and the 200 kW ORC unit installed in Bursa for Marmarabirlik.