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Andritz to Convert Coal-Fired Boiler to Biomass-Fired Boiler For Dalkia Poznań, Poland
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Graz, Austria 27 October 2010 -- International technology group Andritz has been awarded an order by Dalkia Poznań ZEC S.A. to convert a boiler fired by pulverized coal to a biomass-fired boiler in Dalkia Poznań’s combined heat and power plant in Poland.

The unit with the converted Andritz biomass boiler will produce approximately 170 GWh/year of certified green electricity and 325 GWh/year of heat. Start-up is scheduled for December 2011.

The converted biomass boiler will be based on Andritz’s proven bubbling fluidized bed combustion technology. The scope of supply comprises pressure parts, combustion air system, fuel feeding, and ash handling equipment, soot blowing system, modification of the existing flue gas cleaning system, erection work, and start-up.

Dalkia Poznań ZEC is a member of Dalkia Polska, the largest private operator of district heating networks in Poland, present in 40 towns and cities across Poland and providing heating for 2 million people. Its strategy is based on sustainable development, including the use of renewable energy sources, in particular biomass.

The Andritz Group is globally a leading supplier of plants and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other specialized industries (solid/liquid separation, feed, and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 13,500 employees worldwide. Andritz operates more than 120 production sites, service, and sales companies all around the world.

Andritz Pulp & Paper is a leading global supplier of turnkey systems and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, tissue paper, board, fiber-board (MDF), and nonwovens, and of biomass boilers and gasifiers for energy production and of systems for the production of plastic films. The technologies are used for processing logs and annual fibers; production of chemical and mechanical pulps and recycled paper fibers; recovery and reuse of chemicals; generation of energy from biomass; preparation of paper machine furnish from virgin or recycled fibers; production of paper, tissue paper, and board; calendering and coating of paper; and handling reject materials and sludges. Services include complete mill maintenance, equipment upgrades and rebuilds, engineered wear products, and spare parts.


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