Amec Foster Wheeler wins contract for Finland biomass heat plant

By Amec Foster Wheeler | April 14, 2017

Amec Foster Wheeler announced that it has been awarded a contract by Lahti Energia Oy, a municipality-owned energy supplier, for the design, supply and assembly of a circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) steam generator plant for the new biomass-fuelled heating plant, Kymijärvi III in Lahti, Finland.

Under the contract, Amec Foster Wheeler will deliver the 158 MW thermal CFB unit with flue gas cleaning and other auxiliary equipment including assembly and commissioning. The multi-fuel steam generator will be designed to burn up to 100% bio-fuel, which will consist mainly of wood chips from forest residues and forest industry by-products. It is also designed to use peat and coal as additional and/or alternative fuels.

“For many years, Lahti Energia has successfully utilised Amec Foster Wheeler technologies and services at the Kymijärvi power plant," said Tomas Harju-Jeanty, resident, Amec Foster Wheeler Energia Group. "Our journey will now continue and we are very pleased to have been selected to deliver this state-of-the-art CFB boiler island for the Kymijärvi III-project. The boiler is designed to meet today's stringent environmental requirements and provide cleaner energy to the city."
"The Kymijärvi III bio-heating plant is a big step toward carbon-free energy production not only for Lahti Energia but also for the City of Lahti," said Eero Seesvaara, managing director of Lahti Energia. "This investment will provide strong support for the local economy and employment as part of the domestic fuel supply chain. The smooth execution of construction is very important for us. For that reason, we are very pleased to work with a well-known contractor like Amec Foster Wheeler."