Waste to energy

Foster Wheeler’s Global Power Group is to build a waste-fuel-fired circulating fluidised-bed boiler at E.ON Varme Sweden’s combined heat and power plant in Norrkoping.


Foster Wheeler’s Global Power Group is to build a waste-fuel-fired circulating fluidised-bed (CFB) boiler at E.ON Varme Sweden’s combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Norrkoping.



This waste-to-energy plant will divert municipal waste headed for landfills and convert it into steam and electricity, emitting low levels of SO(X) and NO(X) emissions.



Foster Wheeler is contracted to supply the 84MW CFB boiler and auxiliary equipment, and will carry out the construction and commissioning of the boiler island. The boiler will be designed to burn Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) composed of sorted household and industrial wastes.



The power plant will produce electricity for the local grid and will also provide heat and process steam to an adjacent industrial plant. Initial operation of the new boiler is scheduled for the autumn of 2010.



Karin Jarl-Mansson, chief executive officer of E.ON Varme Sweden, said: ‘This is the start of E.ON Sverige’s €1.0bn investment plan in CHP. District heating is an important cornerstone in the production of more efficient energy and the reduction of environmental effects.’