Members' News 2018

Martin GmbH

General contractor for replacement of line P8 at Stockholm Högdalen

01.08.2018, Stockholm, Sweden

After the contract had been ceremoniously signed at Stockholm Exergi's headquarters on 20/03/2018, the customer officially authorized the delivery of the new waste combustion line P8 by issuing the notice to proceed on 18/06/2018.

MARTIN is the general contractor for the delivery of the combustion system, steam boiler, flue gas cleaning system and additional ancillary lots. The customer, Stockholm Exergi, is a joint venture between the city of Stockholm and Fortum in which the two partners hold equal shares.

At Högdalen Stockholm Exergi operates a waste-to-energy plant designed to generate district heat and electricity. In addition to other lines, our customer also operates waste combustion line P3, which was supplied by MARTIN and has been reliably operating for many years. The new line P8 will replace the two oldest lines of the plant.

The new line will be equipped with a 3-run reverse-acting grate Vario with a total width of 6.32 m. It will be designed for a gross heat release of 54.1 MW and a thermal treatment capacity of 20.5 t/h of waste. The superheated steam produced (400 °C and 36 bar) will be converted into electricity in a counter-pressure steam turbine. The residual energy contained in the exhaust steam will then be fed into Stockholm's district heating network.

The particular challenge of this order is that the new line has to be fitted into the limited space available on site. The existing plant must continue to operate throughout the construction phase because operational reliability of the district heating network is of utmost importance.

The planning and procurement phase is already in progress and installation of the main components will begin in March 2019. Start-up will commence in June 2020 and handover to the customer is scheduled for March 2021.

Design contract for partial replacement of line 1 of the Würzburg WTE plant

01.08.2018, Würzburg, Germany

On 20 July 2018, the waste management association of the greater Würzburg area (ZVAWS) awarded MARTIN the design contract for partial replacement of line 1 of the Würzburg WTE plant.

Under the contract, MARTIN is to plan the scope of services to be performed: dismantling of the existing steam generator and grate as well as of various auxiliary units in line 1; erection of a new grate-based combustion system consisting of the MARTIN reverse-acting grate and associated steam generator, installation of various media pipes and of the electrical instrument and control system technology as well as replacement of the switchgear for line 2. Planning must take into account that lines 2 and 3 need to continue to operate while replacement work is in progress.

The new line is to be designed for a gross heat release of 29.2 MW, an average heating value of 10,500 kJ/kg and a waste throughput rate of approx. 10 t/h, while at the same time providing for the co-combustion of a certain amount of sewage sludge.

A binding contract for the implementation of planning work is yet to be awarded. This is expected to take place when design work has been completed, the permit has been obtained and the members of the waste management association have approved partial replacement, probably in June 2019.

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Steinmüller Babcock Environment

Steinmüller Babcock Environment GmbH, based in Gummersbach, has enhanced its management board as of July 1. In future Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Feilenreiter will lead the company jointly together with the managing directors Yukito Ishiwa and Dr.-Ing. Gert Riemenschneider. Thomas Feilenreiter is a proven industry expert and has been Managing Director at CNIM Waste & Energy Management Solutions and CEO at LAB SA and LAB GmbH since 1996. At Steinmüller Babcock Environment he will be directly responsible for project management, turnkey plants and project service.
Earlier this year in April 2018 Yukito Ishiwa succeeded Hiroshi Murakami as Managing Director. Murakami has taken over new responsibilities within the parent company Nippon Steel and Sumikin Engineering Co, Ltd. Yukito Ishiwa was already responsible for Steinmüller Babcock Environment as member of the Supervisory Board.
Steinmüller Babcock Environment GmbH stands for cutting-edge technology in thermal waste treatment and flue gas cleaning. The medium-sized company is part of the Japanese Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering Co, Ltd. and thus an essential component of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, the second largest steel manufacturer in the world.

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Zhengzhou, China

Our licensee, Chongqing Sanfeng Covanta Environmental Industry Co., Ltd., has been awarded a new contract to supply grate systems. Six combustion systems will be supplied to the waste-to-energy plant in Zhengzhou (Henan 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 700 t/d.

Hezhou, 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 Hezhou (Guangxi 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 400 t/d.

Xinfeng, China

Our 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 Xinfeng (Ganzhou 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 500 t/d.

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Martin GmbH

EBARA and MARTIN agree to a cooperation partnership

Tokyo/Munich April 3, 2018 – EBARA Environmental Plant Co., Ltd. (EBARA) and MARTIN GmbH für Umwelt- und Energietechnik (MARTIN) announce their cooperation for the Waste-to-Energy market in Japan. EBARA will have the exclusive right to MARTIN reverse-acting grate technologies for new plants and major refurbishments. With this cooperation EBARA will continue to expand its high expertise on the Waste to Energy market by utilizing world-renowned combustion technology. With the usage of the reverse-acting grate systems, EBARA will strengthen its market position, as well as its portfolio.
Under the cooperation agreement, MARTIN and EBARA will work closely together to bring the newest MARTIN reverse-acting grate technologies to Japan as well as further developments of the MARTIN technology. To date, more than 420 plants in 34 countries have been equipped with more than 800 lines with MARTIN reverse-acting grate combustion technology, treating close to 300,000 tons per day of municipal household waste. EBARA has designed and delivered more than 540 combustion lines in more than 440 plants. Using both grate and fluidized bed technology.
"We are very pleased to announce to add MARTIN's products to our lineup, and to provide our clients with the products from now on. MARTIN has a long history of nearly 100 years in the Waste-to-Energy business field, and has made great achievements worldwide with proven technologies and a strong dedication to R&D. We are convinced that our partnership will contribute to the Japanese market by furnishing a wide range of safe, secure and stable waste treatment facilities," explains Atsuo Ohi, President and Representative Director of EBARA Environmental Plant Co., Ltd. "Close to 200 years of combined experience in the power plant and Waste-to-Energy business with an outstanding track record and great commitment to environmentally sound waste treatment will form this cooperation. With EBARA we are proud to be able to announce a cooperation with an important and highly successful player who is driven by its strong technical principles," adds Ulrich Martin, Managing Director of MARTIN GmbH.

KÜTTNER and MARTIN pool their expertise in the thermal treatment of sewage sludge to take on the global market

27.03.2018, Essen/Munich - The two companies will found and jointly manage a new firm, KÜTTNER MARTIN Technology GmbH, which will be based in Munich.
KÜTTNER Holding GmbH & Co. KG and MARTIN GmbH für Umwelt- und Energietechnik have announced the foundation of a joint company, KÜTTNER MARTIN Technology GmbH, based in Munich. KÜTTNER and MARTIN will each hold 50 % of and jointly manage the new company, which will specialize in the sale and construction of plants for the thermal treatment of municipal sewage sludge.
Both companies have long-standing experience as plant manufacturers in their respective fields of activity. KÜTTNER contributes fluidized bed technology, tried and tested for the thermal treatment of sewage sludge, as well as expertise in the optimization of the overall process. MARTIN offers a wealth of long-standing experience in the thermal and biological treatment of residual material as well as an extensive network of local and global contacts. By combining their business activities in the field of thermal treatment of municipal sewage sludge, the two partners will achieve optimum synergies, thereby offering their customers a wider portfolio and a full range of services.
While the purpose of the new company is to globally handle projects for the thermal treatment of sewage sludge, in the beginning activities will focus on the European market. However, in Asia there is also a great demand for and interest in municipal disposal solutions, which is why the company will be looking to find suitable partners for this market.
"This logical step makes us much more flexible and faster when it comes to supplying the technologies of choice for this rapidly growing market", explains Dr. Ing. Christian Bartels-von Varnbüler, managing director and shareholder of Küttner Holding GmbH & Co. KG. "Küttner and Martin are combining the success stories of two German SMEs to provide effective solutions for the thermal treatment of sewage sludge, thanks to their customary high quality levels, while at the same time setting new standards", adds Ulrich Martin, managing director and shareholder of MARTIN GmbH für Umwelt- und Energietechnik.

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Termomeccanica Ecologia

TM.E. S.p.A. Termomeccanica Ecologia has signed with Bionerga the contract for the design and construction of the waste-to-energy plant in Beringen, Belgium.
The plant consists of a single line with the capacity  of approx. 200,000 tons/year of RDF. The installation will produce electricity with an installed potential of 15 MWe and is equipped with a dry flue gas treatment with SCR.

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Foshan Nanhai III, People's Republic of China
Construction of two additional combustion lines.

On 15 November 2017, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environmental & Chemical Engineering (MHIEC) was awarded the contract to supply 2 waste-fired steam generators for the extension (phase III) of the Nanhai Garbage Incinerating Power Plant in Foshan, Guangdong province. The combustion lines will be equipped with MARTIN reverse-acting grates, each with a throughput of 750 Mg/day. The heat released will be used to generate electricity. The generator has a capacity of approx. 40 MW. Start-up is planned for the year 2019.

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Standardkessel Baumgarte

Standardkessel Baumgarte receives the order for the construction of a turnkey energy from waste plant in Scotland

MVV Environment Baldovie Ltd., a subsidiary of the Mannheimer Energy Company MVV, is planning to construct an energy from waste plant at the Dundee location in Scotland. Standardkessel Baumgarte GmbH’s Energy from Waste branch acts as a general contractor and is responsible for the turnkey supply, construction and commissioning of the whole power plant. The plant will be constructed next to an already existing fluidised bed firing unit and is to replace the latter in the long term. The electricity generated will be fed into the public grid and a neighbouring industrial company will be supplied with steam. Up to the present day, Standardkessel Baumgarte has constructed 115 EfW plants, mainly in Europe. In the case of this order, MVV is relying on the experience gained from the direct predecessor project in Plymouth that Standardkessel Baumgarte implemented for the sister company MVV Environment Devonport Ltd.

More information here.

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Martin GmbH

Prague, Czech Republic

On 9 November 2017, Pražské služby, a.s. and MARTIN signed a contract for renewal of the 4 lines of the Prague-Malešice WTE plant. The scope of supply includes individual dismantling of the 4 existing grate and boiler systems during operation as well as erection of 4 new grate and boiler systems, each with a throughput of 14 t/h and a gross heat release of 35 MW. The systems will be equipped with the MARTIN reverse-acting grate.
The order also includes coordination of work for the erection of new flue gas cleaning components as well as overall coordination of dismantling, erection and start-up activities for renewal of the plant. Construction work will begin in March 2018. The renewal of the 4 lines is scheduled to be completed by 2022. Subsequently, the Prague-Malešice WTE plant will have a waste combustion capacity of approx. 400,000 t/a.

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