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Standardkessel Baumgarte receives order for waste heat recovery boiler in Germany

Germany-based boiler manufacturer Standardkessel Baumgarte GmbH (SBG), a subsidiary of Japan-headed JFE Engineering Corporation (JFEE) has announced that it has recently received an order for a waste heat recovery boiler from INEOS Manufacturing Deutschland GmbH, a petrochemical manufacturer located in Cologne, Germany.

An artist’s rendering of the Standardkessel Baumgarte waste heat recovery boiler (image courtesy JFE Engineering).

In Cologne, INEOS produces ethylene and other products from naphtha and natural gas, and utilize the combustion heat of residual gases generated in production processes at its plant. The company had studied renovation of these boilers in order to further improve energy efficiency and reduce environmental loads.

According to a statement from JFE Engineering, the order is for a waste heat recovery boiler that will generate 240 tonnes per hour of steam with a pressure of 109 bara and temperature of 530°C. In this project, one unit will replace an existing boiler.

The steam generated by the boiler will be used to generate electricity and manufacture petrochemical products. The generated electric power will cover one-third of the power used by the plant.

The value of the order is approximately EUR 61 million (JPY 6 billion) and the new boiler is expected to be operational in late 2020.

To date, SBG has constructed more than 100 waste heat recovery boilers, mainly in Europe. The order in this project was based on this extensive track record, together with a high evaluation of SBG’s combustion technology, which burns residual fuels in a staged combustion.

The applied combustion technology comprises a substoichiometric high-temperature combustion and a second combustion chamber downstream.

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