Metso to convert coal-fired boiler to biomass for EC Tychy in Poland

Source: Metso

Metso will convert a coal-fired CFB boiler to a biomass-fired boiler for Elektrocieplownia Tychy S. A. in southern Poland. The total value of the order is approximately 20 million EUR (US$29 million).

The conversion of the coal fired boiler to a biomass boiler is part of EC Tychy S. A.´s production capacity reconstruction program. It focuses on the necessity to increase the share of renewable energy production and to adapt to the new, sharp emission requirements of the EU that will come into force 2016. Since year 2000 Metso has received several orders to convert coal fired boilers to biomass fired boilers in Poland, which in general takes strong incentives in green energy projects.

EC Tychy's cooperation with Metso emphasizes Metso's strong capability as a full-scope supplier of bioenergy solutions, as well as Metso's long service expertise in conversion and modernization of existing power plants. The order is included in the Energy and Environmental Technology's Q1orders received.

"Metso was chosen through the public procurement procedure to execute the task due to their service expertise and project management in this area," states Joanna Schmid, Vice President of the Management Board of Tauron Group.

EC Tychy S.A is a subsidiary of Tauron Group, one of the largest energy companies in Poland. The holding company is engaged in all key segments of the energy market, and generates electricity from renewable sources through the operation of 35 hydroelectric power plants.

Technical information

The EPC delivery scope includes modification works of the current boiler, such as pressure parts, fuel and ash handling equipment and erection, as well as a complete automation system. The supplied automation system consists of a process automation system, emission monitoring and reporting, as well as instrumentation and electrification retrofit. The plant will produce 70 MW of heat and 40 MW of electricity to the national grid. The new boiler system will be in operation as from October 2012.

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