Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that its Global Power Group has been awarded a contract from Enefit Energy in Estonia for the delivery of a boiler technology upgrade project. This will increase oil shale retort gas combustion in an existing circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) boiler that was supplied by Amec Foster Wheeler in 2004.
Today, retort gas is burned in small amounts in the boilers of Enefit´s power plants. Once the project is complete, Enefit will be able to burn almost the entire volume of gas generated in the modified boiler plant which should result in higher efficiency and improve environmental conditions.
For this engineering, procurement and construction contract, Amec Foster Wheeler will provide the design, supply, construction and commissioning of modifications and equipment to the existing 100 MWe CFB boiler. This should substantially increase its retort gas combustion capacity of heat input when co-firing with Estonian oil shale.