DPS set to convert lignite-fired boiler to 100 per cent biomass

Doosan Power Systems (DPS) has secured a contract for the conversion of a 227MWe lignite-fired boiler to 100 per cent biomass at the Atikokan Generating Station.

The company — working closely with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) — will deliver a fuel firing system that will achieve full-megawatt output of the plant.

The scope of work will comprise mechanical, electrical and instrumentation services in order to successfully convert to biomass ahead of 2014 legislation mandating the closure of coal-burning plants in the province of Ontario.

The Atikokan Generating Station plant will reportedly be the largest-capacity 100-per-cent-biomass-fuelled power plant in North America.