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Sumitomo SHI FW to supply fourth biomass CFB boiler island to South Korea

Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW), a subsidiary of Japan-headed Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd (SHI) has announced that it has been awarded a contract by SK Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. for design and supply of SMG Energy’s SMG Biomass Power Plant to be located in Gunsan City in South Korea. Commercial operation of the new plant is scheduled for December 2020.

According to a statement, SFW will design and supply the 100 MWe circulating fluidized bed (CFB) steam generator and auxiliary equipment for the boiler island. The CFB steam generator will be designed to burn 100 percent wood pellets while meeting applicable environmental regulatory requirements.

SFW has supplied over 30 CFB steam generators to South Korea and this is the fourth firing biomass as its primary fuel – in August SFW announced that it had been selected by Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd (HDEC) for the design and supply of a 109 MWe boiler island for the Daesan Biomass Power Plant project.

Both higher efficiency and the use of biomass in power generation can contribute significantly to reducing emissions of carbon dioxide. SFW’s CFB technology is a perfect solution to meet these market requirements. We are pleased to again be chosen to play a part in helping South Korea meet its energy needs with a renewable energy biomass-fired CFB steam generator, said Tomas Harju-Jeanty, CEO, Sumitomo SHI FW.

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