RWM - Biomass Combustion and Bulk Materials Handling Solutions
Sep 09 2015
Saxlund International, a leading specialist in biomass combustion, Energy-from-Waste, together with sewage sludge and bulk materials handling solutions, will be outlining European- wide capabilities and the latest technologies deployed across a range of current and new projects.
These include small to mid-scale biomass fired CHP plants in the UK, Sweden, Estonia and Lithuania, energy from waste solutions in the cement industry, as well as new bulk materials handling solutions including water industry sludge handling and storage solutions for Southern Water and United Utilities.
The company will be detailing a new 3 million Euro contract to provide a state-of-the-art biomass multi-fuel handling system for a 40 MW green energy project in Margam, Port Talbot lead by Babcock & Wilcox Vølund, which is due for commissioning in 2016. Saxlund’s involvement covers the design, manufacturing, delivery and commissioning of two fully automatic fuel handling systems, providing 100% redundancy, including fuel reception, conveyor feed systems, mixing and fuel storage.
Due to begin operation very shortly, Saxlund will also be discussing experiences at the new 3.4MWe waste wood biomass CHP power station based at Twinwoods Business Park in Bedfordshire. Key components of the project include proven Saxlund fuel handling and push floor technology, conveyors, WID compliant biomass combustion boiler and associated equipment feeding a Siemens turbine.
Finally the company will be detailing some of the materials handling equipment and solutions deployed at Slough Heat and Power, including a new fuel reception and storage silo incorporating the company’s well-tested push floor discharge solution which operates on ‘first in, first out’ principles to minimise the opportunity for stored material to degrade.
Managing Director Matt Drew says: “The Renewable Heat Incentive offers a real window of opportunity in the UK for the development of small-scale, waste wood biomass plants, and we are busy collaborating with a number of new partners who see the value of consistent green base-load energy. There is increased interest across the board from energy producers, large business consumers and district heating groups for onsite CHP biomass power solutions. Appropriate technology, realistic project outcomes and the right investment partners remain essential, but at Saxlund the combination of our project management skills, our Combustion Centre of Competence and 100% success rate, put us in a uniquely strong position.”
With 60 years’ experience in delivering BioEnergy projects across Europe, the company holds patents on key technologies to improve feed and combustion efficiency which in turn reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions.
The Southampton-based company is currently collaborating with consultants, contractors and investors, to deliver biomass combustion solutions for combined heat and power (CHP) plants, district heating, electrical production and process steam for manufacturing. Solutions are capable of converting from 6,000 to 80,000 tonnes of waste wood per annum to produce renewable energy and heat, a fuel source that would otherwise be sent to landfill or exported.
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