Friday, 19 January 2018

DP CleanTech signs with Energa Kogeneracja Sp. z o.o. for biomass plant optimization in Elblag, Poland

DP CleanTech have signed and commenced the contract for the boiler modification and optimization of an existing 25MWe CHP biomass plant owned and operated by Energa Kogeneracja Sp. z o.o. in Elblag, Poland. The contract for the Elblag plant was awarded as a result of public tender to DP CleanTech, and the aim is to optimize the installation to achieve the designed availability, stable operation and to maximise efficiency.
The Elblag heat and power plant was co-financed by the EU to increase the security of municipal heat supply; upgrade the local infrastructure and increase installed capacity. The plant was commissioned in 2014, but experienced operational problems which compromised these objectives. DP was appointed as a technical consultant to help identify the issues that were compromising the boiler availability and stability, steam production capacity and efficiency.  According to Krzysztof Żochowski, President of Energa Kogeneracja sp. z o.o. “The BB20p plant did not achieve the required operational parameters during operation; and we undertook the exercise to make significant improvements.  We carried out a public tender, and the solution proposed by DP CleanTech met our priorities for increasing plant efficiency in a sustainable manner”. 
To meet the objectives and deliver required performance levels (minimum 75TPH 8.000h +/year with 92bar) requires significant reconstruction of key components. DP’s winning proposal consists of a complete exchange of the combustion system; including feeding system, grate, grate drive, and slag conveyor. In addition, a modification of the boiler 2nd pass will result in a 25% increase overall of the heating exchange surface.  
DP’s CEO Simon Parker expressed his satisfaction with the teamwork demonstrated, and the outcome of the process, saying “Our Polish and global engineering colleagues worked closely with the customer to identify the problems which have prevented optimum plant performance. Our well-validated solutions have clearly met Energa’s economic, performance and technical criteria. Our emphasis will now be on working with Energa to ensure a smooth execution and minimal installation downtime”. 
About DP
Founded in 2004, DP CleanTech Group delivers a range of advanced, proprietary technology and service solutions for the renewable energy and environmental management industries. DP’s longstanding expertise in waste to clean energy conversion is enhanced with the latest knowhow and technologies in emissions management; automation, and waste water treatment. DP’s specialist consultancy business offers tailored advice on all aspects of the project development process, including financing and project feasibility. DP’s world class technologies originated in Europe and are the market leaders in China. Significant DP operations in Europe and Asia - including manufacturing, engineering, R&D and design – support global growth, and underpin an ongoing strategy to pioneer ground-breaking technologies with which to lead the advancement of renewable energy and environmental protection.   
Energa Kogeneracja Sp. z o.o. is part of the Energa Group, whose core business is the generation, distribution and sales of electricity and heat. Energa Kogeneracja Sp. z o.o supplies heat and electricity in Elblag, Kalisz and Żychlin as well as transmission and distribution of heat in Żychlin. The total installed capacity is over 476 MWt and 82 MWe. The company is also the main shareholder of Energa Ciepło Ostrołęka Sp. z o.o. and Energa Ciepło Kaliskie Sp. z o.o. which transmit and distribute heat in the cities of Ostrołękan and Kalisz.
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