Austria-headed international technology group Andritz AG (ANDRITZ) has announced has received another order from the Toyo Engineering Corporation (TOYO) and Nippon Steel Engineering Co., Ltd (NSE) joint venture Karatsu Biomass Energy GK to supply a 50-MW PowerFluid circulating fluidized bed boiler on an EPS basis. The boiler will be part of the biomass power plant in Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture, Japan with the start-up planned for 2024.
The 50 MW Karatsu Biomass Energy plant will use wood pellets and palm kernel shells (PKS) as fuel. According to ANDRITZ, its PowerFluid (CFB) boiler systems are capable of efficiently combusting different types of fuel with varying consistency and moisture content in a single furnace without any hardware modifications being required.
The turbulent regime in a fluidized bed combined with the scrubbing effects of the thermally inert bed material provide the prerequisites for complete, controlled, and uniform combustion. Emissions from fluidized bed combustion are inherently lower than from conventional technologies.
This order will be the 11th PowerFluid boiler delivery to Japan for ANDRITZ confirming the company’s strong partnership with TOYO.