Sumitomo Heavy Industries’ subsidiary Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) has secured a contract to design and supply circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) boiler for the Daesan Biomass Power Plant boiler island in South Korea.


Image: Wood Pellets. Photo: Courtesy of Thomas Peham/Unsplash.

The contract has been awarded by Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. (HDEC). Commercial operation of the power plant is expected by the end of 2020.

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 CFB technology, we will help to meet Korea’s energy needs in an environmentally sound manner.”

As part of the contract, SFW will design and supply 109MW CFB steam generator and auxiliary equipment for the boiler island. This CFB boiler will be designed to burn wood pellets, while meeting with applicable environmental regulatory requirements.

To date, SFW claims to have supplied more than 30 CFB steam generators in South Korea. This is its third CFB boiler unit order in South Korea firing biomass as its primary fuel.

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.”

In July, SFW secured an order from GS Engineering and Construction for the design and supply of Dangjin Biomass No. 2 Power Plant Project Boiler Island. This boiler will be located next to the Dangjin Biomass No. 1 Power Plant which was delivered by SFW in 2014. Commercial operation of this boiler is expected to begin in 2021.

For this order, SFW will supply 100MW CFB steam generator and auxiliary equipment for the boiler island. This steam generator will be designed to burn wood pellets, wood chips and palm kernel shells, while meeting with applicable regulatory requirements.