Doosan Heavy bags $185m contract to build waste-to-energy plant in Poland

WCN Editorial Team 13 Aug 2020 EUROPE ENERGY & UTILITIES

South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has been awarded an EPC contract valued about KRW220bn ($185.5m) for a waste-to-energy (WtE) plant in Poland.

Under the contract, Doosan Heavy and its German subsidiary Doosan Lentjes will build the WtE plant in Olsztyn, about 200km north of Warsaw. The client is a Polish energy firm Dobra Energia.

The new WtE plant will be equipped to convert combustible waste resources generated, which is produced by industrial sites or households, into energy through the gasification, incineration or pyrolysis process.

The power plant will have the capacity to treat about 300 tonnes of municipal waste per day to generate a heat and electricity supply of about 12MW.

Doosan Heavy will be responsible for providing overall project management services while Doosan Lentjes will supply the incineration boiler and environmental equipment.

Additionally, Doosan Lentjes will perform mechanical and electrical works.

Doosan Heavy's Czech turbine-making subsidiary Doosan Skoda Power will provide a 12MW gas turbine to the WtE project.

Doosan Heavy Power Service CEO Hongook Park said: “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.”

Construction on the project is scheduled to be complete by 2023.

Due to the waste landfill restriction policy, which was imposed as a result of rising demand for old power plants replacement, new orders are particularly increasing for WtE plants in Europe, Doosan said.

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Doosan Heavy will manage the overall Polish waste to energy project. (Credit: HOerwin56 from Pixabay)

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