Poland: New Waste-to-Energy Plant

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (DHIC) and its subsidiary and consortium partner Doosan Lentjes have been awarded the turnkey contract to supply a new waste-to-energy (WtE) plant in Poland.

As reported by Doosan Lentjes, the new facility in Olsztyn is the first joint WtE project between the Korean EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) company DHIC and its German engineering technology subsidiary. It will be based on Doosan Lentjes’ proven water-cooled counter-reciprocating grate and boiler as well as flue gas cleaning technology.

Contracted by the plant owner and operator, Dobra Energia dla Olsztyna, the consortium will deliver the entire one-line plant including combustion grate, boiler and dry Circoclean flue gas cleaning, and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR). Furthermore, civil works and two gas-fired peak load boilers (PLB) along with site management will be part of the supply. “Co-funded by the EU, the plant will meet all European requirements concerning recycling and disposal, while, at the same time, complying with the emission limits according to the new BREF documents (Best Available Techniques Reference).”

The new plant is intended to be completed in 2023. Then it will be capable of processing up to 110,000 tons of refused derived fuel (RDF) per year produced by the citizens of the greater Olsztyn area. Covering roughly 30 percent of the district heating demand in the region, it will help to compensate for the heat loss that will accompany the closure of the local coal-fired Michelin power plant soon. “This will ensure a continuously reliable and secure supply of district heating to the local citizens,” Doosan Lentjes assured. “At the same time, using the energy contained in the waste offers a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. Besides, the thermal treatment of the waste makes it possible to reduce the landfill space required.”


(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 1/2021, Page 18, Graphic: Doosan Lentjes GmbH)