An energy supplier headquartered in southern Sweden has ordered the design, supply and erection of a 35 gross MW electric biomass-fired circulating fluidized-bed boiler island. Lunds Energi, a municipality-owned energy supplier, awarded the contract to Foster Wheeler, based in Zug, Switzerland.

“The fuel flexibility of Foster Wheeler’s CFB technology provides an excellent solution for biomass power generation because it can utilize a wide range of renewable and waste fuels,” says Tomas Harju-Jeanty, president and CEO of Foster Wheeler Energia Oy Group. “Our CFBs can divert waste headed for landfills and instead convert this waste into valuable steam and electricity.”

Foster Wheeler will design and supply the steam generator and auxiliary equipment, and will carry out the erection and commissioning of the boiler island. The steam generator will be designed to burn 100 percent biofuel with up to 50 percent demolition wood. Lunds Energi is building the new combined heat and power plant to replace existing old equipment operating on fossil fuels.

Commercial operation of the new steam generator is scheduled for the second quarter of 2014.