October 17 (Renewables Now) - Sumitomo SHI FW will design and supply the circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) steam generator and auxiliary equipment for the boiler island at a 100-MW biomass power plant in South Korea.
The Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd (TYO:6302) subsidiary announced on Monday the equipment order for SMG Energy’s project in Gunsan City, which will use as fuel 100% wood pellets. The contract came from SK Engineering & Construction Co Ltd.
Sumitomo SHI FW has already supplied more than 30 CFB steam generators in Korea, while this will be its fourth for a power plant whose primary fuel is biomass, it pointed out. In August, the company won its third biomass CFB order for the Daesan Biomass Power Plant.
“Both higher efficiency and the use of biomass in power generation can contribute significantly to reducing emissions of carbon dioxide,” said Sumitomo SHI FW chief executive Tomas Harju-Jeanty.
Commercial operation of SMG’s biomass power plant is planned to start in December 2020.