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Sumitomo SHI FW wins contract for biomass-fired CFB boiler in Sweden

Japan-headed Sumitomo SHI FW has announced that it has been awarded a contract by Mälarenergi AB for the design, supply and assembly of a circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) steam generator for Mälarenergi’s heat and power (CHP) plant in Västerås, Sweden.

Photo rendering showing the siting of Mälarenergi's planned biomass-fired CHP at its Västerås facility (photo courtesy Scheiwiller Svensson Arkitektkontor AB).

Photo rendering showing the siting of Mälarenergi’s planned biomass-fired CHP at its Västerås facility (photo courtesy Scheiwiller Svensson Arkitektkontor AB).

According to a statement, the order is the first for Sumitomo SHI FW since it completed the acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler boiler business last month. Under the contract, Sumitomo SHI FW will deliver the 152 MW thermal circulating fluidised bed (CFB) unit with auxiliary equipment including assembly and commissioning. The value of the order has not been disclosed.

We are very pleased to continue our long relationship with Mälarenergi AB and help them to reach their goal to use only renewable and recycled fuels from 2020, said Jaakko Riiali, President, Sumitomo SHI FW, Finland in a statement.

The new Block 7 will be built adjacent to the existing plant in Västerås. Once ready for commercial operation in 2020, the older parts of the power plant will be phased out enabling Mälarenergi’s goal of coal and oil free district heating and electricity production.

Mälarenergi is now taking the next big step toward sustainability. With Unit 7 in production, we will no longer use fossil fuels like oil and coal. Therefore, we look forward to continuing our collaboration with SFW who also built our first bio fired boiler – Unit 5, said Magnus Hemmingsson, CEO Mälarenergi AB.

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