Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction announced on August 12th that the consortium it formed with its German subsidiary Doosan Lentjes had won a waste-to-energy (WtE) plant construction project. The client is the Polish energy company Dobra Energia and the contract is valued to be about KRW 220 billion.
The project is for a WtE plant that treats about 300 tons of municipal waste per day to generate a heat and electricity supply of about 12 MW for the local community. The plant will be constructed in Olsztyn, about 200 km north of Poland’s capital Warsaw.
A WtE plant is a facility that converts combustible waste resources generated by industrial sites or households into energy through the gasification, incineration or pyrolysis process. It has recently been thrust into the spotlight, as it not only generates electricity from waste, but also helps to minimize landfills and thus, reduce environmental pollution. New orders for WtE plants are particularly increasing in Europe due to the waste landfill restriction policy imposed amidst the rising demand for replacement of old plants.
The consortium, consisting of Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction and Doosan Lentjes, will be taking on the project as an EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) turnkey project and plans to complete the construction by 2023. Doosan Heavy will provide overall project management services, while Doosan Lentjes will be supplying the incineration boiler and environmental equipment and also be performing mechanical and electrical works. Its Czech subsidiary Doosan Skoda Power will also participate in the project by supplying a small 12MW industrial steam turbine.
“Despite the challenging business environment we face due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we were able to win the project thanks to our global EPC business capabilities, which were founded on the strong cooperation we have with our European subsidiaries Doosan Lentjes and Doosan Skoda Power. We plan to aggressively target the European WtE market, which is expected to grow to 1.6GW by 2024,” said Hongook Park, CEO of Doosan Heavy’s Power Service BG.
The German subsidiary Doosan Lentjes was formed when acquired by Doosan Heavy in 2011 for the purpose of securing eco-friendly power generation technologies, such as circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler, WtE boiler and desulfurization technologies. It has delivered 45 WtE plants over the past 30 years.