Members' News 2017

Martin GmbH

Bristol-Avonmouth, Great Britain

The British waste management company Viridor has awarded our French partner CNIM the contract to build the turnkey Avonmouth plant. The facility will have a waste combustion capacity of approximately 320,000 t/a. CNIM and the British construction company Clugston Construction will jointly build the plant in Avonmouth, which is located in the outskirts of Bristol. Operation is expected to start at the beginning of 2020.
MARTIN will supply two 3-run reverse-acting grates Vario with a width of 7.820 m each. The gross heat release per line will be 57.8 MW with a throughput of up to 23.9 t/h. The steam generators planned by CNIM will achieve efficiency rates of over 90 %. The plant will generate 32 MW of electricity, thereby providing renewable energy for approximately 40,000 households.

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Hitachi Zosen Inova

Europe’s largest energy-from-waste plant for municipal solid waste is to be built in Istanbul. The turnkey contract, together with one-year operation has been awarded to the Swiss company Hitachi Zosen Inova together with its Turkish partner Makyol. The plant will process 1 million tonnes of waste per annum generating around 70 MW of electricity. 
The development of the project to construct an energy-from-waste (EfW) plant in the Turkish capital of Istanbul took several years. The signing of the contract on September 11, 2017 between the client Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), and a consortium comprising Swiss cleantech company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) and the Turkish construction firm Makyol, signals the start of the execution phase. Beside the design and construction, the contract covers also the operation and maintenance of the turnkey plant for at least one year.
This first EfW plant for municipal solid waste in Turkey will also be the largest of its kind in Europe and will be located close to Istanbul’s new airport in the northwest of the city. From 2021, its three incineration lines will process around 15% of the city’s municipal solid waste every year, generating around 70 MW of net electricity. 
In addition to HZI’s extensive array of references worldwide, the technical aspects above all were decisive for IMM in awarding the contract. Istanbul is HZI’s first project in Turkey. “The region has enormous potential in the area of EfW,” said HZI CEO Franz-Josef Mengede, adding: “As an international company, we are proud to have achieved this key milestone in waste management in Turkey together with our partner, thus paving the way for further EfW projects going forward.”

Besides supplying electricity, the new plant will also deliver added value for the region economically: more than a fifth of all components will be produced by local businesses, while all of the work in connection with the construction will be carried out exclusively by local workers. With the realisation of this prestigious project another region devotes itself to an ecological and sustainable waste management system and thus contributes to the worldwide decarbonisation and the reduction of other harmful emissions.

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Aarberg, Schwitzerland

We have been awarded the contract to supply a combustion line for the wood-fired combined heat and power plant in Aarberg (Bern canton). Our scope of supply includes the Martin reverse-acting grate Vario and the steam boiler. The contract was signed on 7 August. Construction of the plant on site will commence in February 2018. Completion is planned for August 2020. The Aarberg plant will thermally treat up to 250 tonnes of waste wood per day. This corresponds to an output of 33 MW. The energy produced will be directly supplied to the adjacent sugar factory operated by Schweizer Zucker AG. Consequently, the factory will obtain most of the energy it requires from renewable sources and, thanks to the wood-fired power plant, save more than 60 % on fossil fuels. This will reduce annual CO2 emissions by approximately 14,000 tonnes.

Chenzhou Phase II, China

Our licensee, Chongqing Sanfeng Covanta Environmental Industry Co., Ltd., has been awarded a new contract to supply grate systems. One combustion system will be supplied to the waste-to-energy plant in Chenzhou Phase II (Hu’nan province), People`s Republic of China. The grate will be manufactured in China and will use the MARTIN SITY 2000 technology. The grate will have a throughput of 550 t/d.

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Thiverval, France

Our French partner CNIM operates three waste combustion lines in Thiverval-Grignon / Île de France. A total of approx. 240,000 t of household waste, commercial waste similar to household waste and sewage sludge can be thermally treated per year.
During a comprehensive modernization of the plant, lines 1 and 2, which are more than 40 years old, will be replaced with a new line. The owner, SIDOMPE, has awarded CNIM the contract to build a new 4th line. Line 3, which has been operating since 1994, will continue to run during construction work and will be modernized at a later date.
For line 4, MARTIN will supply a 2-run reverse-acting grate with a width of 5.160 m. The gross heat release will be 33.5 MW with a maximum throughput of 14.4 t/h.

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Steinmüller Babcock Environment

Steinmüller Babcock Environment GmbH, located in Gummersbach/Germany, has won the contract for the construction of a waste treatment centre in San Sebastian, the capital of the province of Gipuzkoa in Basque. The contracting authority is a Spanish project company led by Urbaser S.A.. The project company is commissioned by the local waste collector Gipuzkoako Hondakinen Kudeaketa SA to finance, construct and operate the waste treatment centre. Steinmüller Babcock Environment as the leader of the general contractor consortium will coordinate the planning, design, procurement, erection and commissioning of the complete complex and will erect the turnkey thermal waste treatment plant.
The concept of the waste treatment plant includes a mechanical-biological treatment stage as well as two waste incineration lines with an annual capacity of 200,000 tonnes of municipal waste. The energy generated is enough to provide electrical power to more than 45,000 households. After completion in 2019, the plant will be one of the cleanest waste treatment plants in the world. This is achieved by a three-stage flue gas cleaning concept. In the first stage, sulphur dioxide and other acidic gases are separated by means of a dry sorption process based on bicarbonate. A second stage eliminates nitrogen oxides by the use of SCR catalysts. The third stage reduces the remaining acidic pollutants as well as dioxins and furans to a minimum via a lime hydrate-based sorption process.
The mechanical-biological treatment and the thermal utilisation will replace the landfill of the waste in the currently used landfill Lapatx. The investment volume of the waste treatment centre is € 217 million, the total project value including financing and 32-year operation is about € 770 million. More information at www.steinmueller-babcock.com

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Martin GmbH

Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. has awarded our French partner CNIM the contract to build the turnkey Deeside plant, which will have the capacity to combust approx. 200,000 tons of waste per year.
The facility will be jointly built by CNIM and the British construction company Clugston in Deeside Industrial Park, and is expected to come online at the beginning of 2019. The waste-to-energy (WTE) plant will be part of the Parc Adfer disposal and recycling centre, run by an association of 5 counties in North Wales.
The electricity output is sufficient to provide more than 30,000 households with renewable energy. As the plant will be designed for cogeneration, it will also provide heat for local industrial and commercial businesses as well as private households.
For Deeside, MARTIN will supply a 4-run reverse-acting grate with a width of 8.980 m. The gross heat release will be 68.4 MW with a throughput of up to 29.0 t/h.

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Doosan Lentjes

Doosan Lentjes and Water Division of Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction have designed an Integrated Waste-to-Water Process (IWWP) using the steam from the incineration of municipal solid waste (MSW) for the energy intensive desalination in water-stressed regions.
“Our advanced IWWP can be optimized for either a higher energy generation or a higher water production – depending on respective requirements”, says Gerhard Lohe, Director Waste-to-Energy at Doosan Lentjes. “In this context it is important to see that 300 tons of municipal waste have the potential to generate enough energy to provide potable water for 100.000 people”, he adds.
 
 

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Steinmüller Babcock Environment

Steinmüller Babcock Environment GmbH, based in Gummersbach, Germany, won the bidding process to build the boiler and furnace unit for a new waste utilisation plant in northwest Stockholm. The client is E.ON Värme Sverige AB, the Swedish subsidiary of the German E.ON Concern. The single-line waste-to-energy plant, with a performance of 100 MWth, will treat municipal and industrial waste and later supply electricity and district heating to the region. More than 80% of the annual heating needs of the E.ON district heating network will be covered by the WtE plant Högbytorp in the future. Commissioning is planned for the end of 2019. 

Steinmüller Babcock Environment convinced with a technical concept that combined a tailored, sophisticated solution with a good price. This is already the second contract from E.ON Värme Sverige AB for the Gummersbach company, after the energetic optimisation of a waste-to-energy plant in Norrköping, Sweden. The contract for Steinmüller Babcock Environment encompasses the engineering, construction and delivery of the complete waste incineration unit, including the combustion grate, dry deslagging, boilers and other components of the water-steam cycle, as well as the boiler house and the façades.

The WtE plant Högbytorp is part of a location initiative for the sustainable development of the urban district of Järfälla and Upplands Bro in northwest Stockholm. It will be one of the largest thermal waste utilisation plants in Sweden. Household and commercial waste will be used. The forward moving grate installed by Steinmüller with 4 tracks and a width of more than 12 metres, is the largest that Steinmüller Babcock Environment will have delivered in its history to date. The boiler is also impressive, with a performance of 100 MWth. The combustion capacity of the plant is designed for 45 tons per hour. Furthermore, with this new plant construction, an innovative dry deslagging concept will be used for the first time in Sweden, which allows a much higher recovery of resources from slag. Thus the waste incineration plant will not only utilise the energy of the waste, but will also make a significant contribution to material recycling.

The focus of energy generation at the waste-to-energy plant Högbytorp will be on the provision of district heating. The goal is to merge the three currently existing district heating networks of the surrounding municipalities, which are currently being supplied by small older heating plants, into a large network that will be fed in an environmentally manner with energy from waste. More than 80% of the annual heating needs of the new large district heating network will be generated in future by the thermal waste utilisation plant in Högbytorp.

After its completion, the WtE plant in Högbytorp will be visible from afar as a deliberately designed landmark, even from the Swedish E18 motorway. “Typically Swedish”, the plant will receive an impressive, mostly transparent façade. The famous Stockholm architecture practice Scheiwiller Svensson Arkitektkontor AB is responsible, which also designed the project “Filmstaden Mall of Scandinavia” in Solna, among many others.

For Steinmüller Babcock Environment, the on-site operative construction phase starts in March 2018, the erection of the boiler is planned for May 2018. 

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MARTIN GmbH

Martin's licensee, Chongqing Sanfeng Covanta Environmental Industry Co., Ltd., has been awarded a new contract to supply grate systems. Two combustion systems will be supplied to the waste-to-energy plant in Dongguan Downtown Phase II (Guangdong province), People`s Republic of China. The grates will be manufactured in China and will use the MARTIN SITY 2000 technology. Each grate will have a throughput of 600 t/d.

 

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