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Standardkessel Baumgarte receives Notice to Proceed for E-Wood CHP plant

Germany-based Standardkessel Baumgarte GmbH (SBG), a subsidiary of Japan-headed JFE Engineering Corporation (JFEE) has announced that it has recently received a Notice to Proceed (NTP) from its client E-Wood Energiecentrale NV (E-Wood) for the construction of a biomass cogeneration plant in Belgium. The completion of the turnkey E-Wood biomass plant is scheduled for October 2022 (Provisional Acceptance Certificate (PAC).

An artist’s rendering of the E-Wood biomass-fired combined heat and power (CHP) that SBG has received a Notice to Proceed (NTP from E-Wood Energiecentrale NV (image courtesy SBG).

E-Wood Energiecentrale NV is a joint-venture between Indaver NV, a European partner in the field of sustainable waste management, and SUEZ Group, a world leader in the field of intelligent and sustainable resource management.

E-Wood will build and operate the new biomass-fired 71 MWth and 20 MWe combined heat and power (CHP) plant that will be sited adjacent to the Antwerp container port. High-pressure steam will be generated for the ECLUSE plant steam network in the Waasland area in the Port of Antwerp.

The joint owners, SUEZ and Indaver, already operate three waste incineration lines there, the steam generators of which were supplied by SBG in 2006. SBG was awarded the contract for the delivery, construction, and commissioning of the plant in September 2019.

According to a statement, the NTP was issued on September 30, 2020. The E-Wood biomass plant will process around 150 000 tonnes of non-recyclable wood annually. The steam generator integrates a stationary fluidized bed (FB) combustor, which SBG says has “clear advantages” in terms of compliance with the required emission limits.

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