Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) has secured a contract with Hyundai Engineering & Construction (HDEC) for circulating fluidized bed (CFB) Boiler Island in South Korea.

As per the terms of the contract, SFW will design and supply the Daesan biomass power plant boiler island, including the 109MWe CFB steam generator and auxiliary equipment.

“The new CFB boiler will be designed to burn wood pellets and meet the required environmental regulatory standards in the region.”

SFW CEO Tomas Harju-Jeanty said: “We are proud to be such an integral part of South Korea’s energy solutions.

“Together with HDEC and our circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) technology, we will help to meet Korea’s energy needs in an environmentally sound manner.”

Firing biomass as its primary fuel, the new CFB boiler will be designed to burn wood pellets and meet the required environmental regulatory standards in the region.

The power plant is expected to begin its commercial operations by the end of 2020.

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SFW Power Group Asia president Weigang Chen said: “SFW’s CFB biomass technology provides dependable, fuel-flexible energy on-demand which is a big advantage for a renewable energy source.”

SFW has noted that it has supplied more than 30 CFB steam generators in South Korea, and this will be company’s third CFB boiler unit in the country.

The company also added that it has sold more than 490 CFB boiler units to various customers across the globe, including utilities, independent power generators and industrial clients.