Sustainable energy solutions provider Sumitomo SHI FW has successfully completed the delivery of a circulating fluidised-bed (CFB) boiler technology upgrade project to increase the oil shale retort gas combustion in an existing CFB boiler at energy group Enefit’s Narva power plant in Estonia, Europe.
As a result of the successful project, Enefit will be able to burn the entire volume of oil shale gas in the modified boiler plant, resulting in higher efficiency and improved environmental conditions.
Sumitomo SHI FW provided the design, supply construction and commissioning of modifications and equipment to the existing 100 MWe CFB boiler to increase its retort gas combustion capacity to 50% of heat input when co-firing with Estonian oil shale.
“I’m proud to say this is a great example of teamwork at its finest. Yet again, a solid delivery of a ‘first of a kind technology solution’ making a client’s business better,” says Sumitomo SHI FW CEO Tomas Harju-Jeanty.
Enefit management board member Margus Vals comments that the company is happy to have successfully further developed the technologies for oil shale gas-fired power production with Sumitomo SHI FW.
He notes that a technological solution has been reached that greatly increases the boiler’s capability to use indigenous oil shale gas, enabling Enefit to decrease carbon emissions and ash.
Sumitomo SHI FW provides combustion and steam generation technology and has sold more than 450 CFB steam generating units globally. The company’s power solutions expand beyond fluidised bed technologies to cover a full range of environmental products, waste heat boilers and aftermarket services.
Enefit consists of more than 20 companies and employs about 5 800 people. The company is the largest energy producer, as well as one of the largest producers of renewable energy in the Baltic region.
“Throughout the years, we have had a fruitful history with Sumitomo SHI FW in executing large and complex technological projects and we are looking forward to continue cooperation in the future,” Vals concludes.