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ESPOO, Finland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sumitomo SHI FW announces today that it has been awarded a contract by Mälarenergie AB for design, supply and assembly of a circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) steam generator for Mälarenergie’s heat and power plant, in Västerås, Sweden.
Under the contract Sumitomo SHI FW will deliver the 152 MW thermal CFB unit with auxiliary equipment including assembly and commissioning. The new Block 7 will be built adjacent to the existing plant. Once ready for commercial operation in 2020, the older parts of the power plant will be phased out enabling Mälarenergie’s goal of coal and oil free district heating and electricity production.
Jaakko Riiali, President, Sumitomo SHI FW, Finland said:
“We are very pleased to continue our long relationship with Mälarenergi AB and help them to reach their goal to use only renewable and recycled fuels from 2020.”
Magnus Hemmingsson, CEO Mälarenergi AB said:
”Mälarenergi is now taking the next big step toward sustainability. With Unit 7 in production we will no longer use fossil fuels like oil and coal. Therefore, we look forward to continuing our collaboration with SFW who also built our first bio fired boiler – Unit 5.”
Notes to editors:
Sumitomo SHI FW (www.shi-fw.com) is a world leader in combustion and steam generation technology. The company has sold over 450 CFB steam generating units around the world, bringing high-value technology solutions to utilities, independent power generators and industrial clients. Our leadership position in CFB combustion has resulted from our commitment to deliver superior designs providing high efficiency, fuel flexibility and low emissions. Our power solutions expand beyond fluidized bed technologies, covering a full range of environmental products, waste heat boilers and a spectrum of aftermarket services.
Sumitomo SHI FW
Director of Forecasting & Analysis, Strategy & Business Development