SHI gets biomass projects in Japan, S Korea

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July 12 (Renewables Now) - Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd (SHI) said Monday that it has secured an order to build a 75-MW biomass plant in Fukuoka prefecture, through a joint venture with Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering Co Ltd.

The contract came from Japan's Kanda Biomass Energy KK. Sumitomo said the plant will use wood pellets as its main fuel source and a reheating system, in which the steam that expands inside the turbine is re-sent into the boiler.

To be built in Kanda city, the plant is scheduled to commence operations in June 2021. It will use SHI's circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler technology, capable of burning a wide range of fuels.

On Tuesday, Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) announced another design and supply contract for a 100-MW CFB steam generator and auxiliary equipment for a project in South Korea. The steam generator for phase II of the Dangjin Biomass Complex will be designed to use as fuel wood pellets, wood chips and palm kernel shells. Commercial operation is to begin in 2021. The order came from GS Engineering and Construction.

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