State-of-the-art EPC project utilizing retort gas from oil shale
Upgrade of CFB boiler to increase environmental benefits
ESPOO, Finland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sumitomo SHI FW announces today that it has successfully completed the delivery of a CFB boiler technology upgrade project to increase the oil shale retort gas combustion in an existing circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) boiler at the Enefit´s Narva Power Plant in Estonia.
As a result of the successful project, Enefit will be able to burn the entire volume of shale oil gas in the modified boiler plant resulting in higher efficiency and improved environmental conditions.
For this engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, Sumitomo SHI FW provided the design, supply, construction and commissioning of modifications and equipment to the existing 100 MWe CFB boiler to increase its retort gas combustion capacity to 50% of heat input when co-firing with Estonian oil shale.
Tomas Harju-Jeanty, CEO of Sumitomo SHI FW, said:
“I’m proud to say this is a great example of teamwork at its finest. Yet again a solid delivery of a ‘first of a kind technology solution’ making a client’s business better.”
Margus Vals, Member of the Management Board of Enefit, said:
“Enefit is happy to have successfully further developed the technologies for oil shale fired power production with Sumitomo SHI FW. During contract signature in October 2016 Sumitomo SHI FW promised ‘to sell what can be executed and to execute what has been sold’.
Today we have reached a technological solution that greatly increases the boilers capability to use indigenous oil shale gas, enabling Enefit to decrease carbon and ash emissions. Throughout the years we have had a fruitful history with Sumitomo SHI FW in executing large complex technological projects and we are looking forward to continue cooperation in the future.”
Picture of Enefit´s Narva Power Plant
Notes to editors:
Sumitomo SHI FW (www.shi-fw.com) is a world leader in combustion and steam generation technology. The company has sold over 450 CFB steam generating units around the world, bringing high-value technology solutions to utilities, independent power generators and industrial clients. Our leadership position in CFB combustion has resulted from our commitment to deliver superior designs providing high efficiency, fuel flexibility and low emissions. Our power solutions expand beyond fluidized bed technologies, covering a full range of environmental products, waste heat boilers and a spectrum of aftermarket services.
Enefit is an energy group that consists of more than 20 companies and employs about 5,800 people. Enefit is the biggest energy producer and also one of the biggest producers of renewable energy in the Baltics. The company produces energy from oil shale, wind, biomass and mixed municipal waste. Enefit is part of unified electricity market of the Baltic and Nordic countries and sells liquid fuels to global markets. Besides Estonia, Enefit is also active in Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Jordan, the USA and also in Finland and Sweden. The Enefit group offers technological solutions and maintenance services to industrial companies.