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Doosan Babcock to aid Lynemouth power plant coal-to-biomass conversion

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World Coal,

UK-based energy engineering firm Doosan Babcock has been contracted to deliver the combustion and emissions systems for the biomass conversion of Lynemouth power plant near Newcastle in the UK.

This contract award is intended to help progress the conversion of Lynemouth power station’s three 140 MW coal boilers from coal to biomass generation, and in turn lowering emissions of NOX, SO2, dust and CO2.

Under the terms of the contract, Doosan Babcock will deliver the complete scope of boiler works, including the modification of mills and electrostatic precipitators, and the replacement of fans, a low NOX, combustion system and ash handling systems. Once completed, the plant will consume approximately 1.4 million tpy of sustainable wood pellets for the next ten years.

Doosan Babcock has played a significant part in the development of the Lynemouth biomass conversion project. In mid-2013, the company was awarded the initial FEED (front end engineering design) study, before being selected as preferred bidder in October 2014. Over the last two years, the company has conducted full-scale development and testing of the biomass burner at its Clean Combustion Test Facility in Renfrew, UK, and this will be deployed at Lynemouth.

Andrew Hunt, CEO of Doosan Babcock, commented: “The signing of the Lynemouth coal-to-biomass conversion project provides a major reference for Doosan Babcock’s low-carbon energy technologies, as well as a major step forward in the supply of secure, clean energy for UK consumers. We are delighted to be working with our customer EPH on this high profile venture.”

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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