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Delfzijl EfW plant to expand with 3rd Steinmüller Babcock Environment line

Germany-headed waste-to-energy combustion technology providers Steinmüller Babcock Environment GmbH (SBEng) has revealed that it has been selected by EEW Group to supply a third waste-to-energy line for Group's Delfzijl facility in the Netherlands. The installation will begin during June 2017 with completion scheduled for only 16 months later on October 2018.

According to a statement, the scope of the Steinmüller Babcock Environment (SBEng) contract includes the planning and construction of a boiler including a combustion grate and ancillary facilities. This additional line at the EEW Group’s facility in Delfzijl, the Netherlands will have a treatment capacity of 192 000 tonnes per year and will solely use refuse-derived fuel (RDF).

Derived from commercial and industrial waste, typically have a significantly higher calorific value than conventional domestic waste. Compared to the generation of energy with fossil fuels, the use of RDF to generate energy represents a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative. The steam generated from the plant is intended to supply the energy requirements of, for example, the companies operating in the neighbouring Oosterhorn Industrial Park.

The Delfzijl location offers distinct advantages: firstly, the existing infrastructure is made use of in such ways that enable the delivery of the waste by ship, rail or truck, while secondly, the supply routes for the process steam to the nearby industrial enterprises are particularly short. The industry partners will thus draw environmentally friendly energy, generated directly at the location.

The EEW Group has been planning, building and operating waste disposal plants for over 25 years, setting Europe-wide standards in the process. As the market leader in Germany and ranked one of the top ten in the world, the company today possesses the biggest park of installations in Germany generating power from the thermal recycling of waste.

With the Delfzijl contract, Steinmüller Babcock is building on the longstanding successful cooperation with EEW. This company has already put its trust in the expertise of SBENG with the EfW plant in Heringen as well as the ongoing service activities at several locations.

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