SEOUL -- Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, a key contractor in South Korea's energy industry, has clinched a deal worth 220 billion won ($185 million) to build a new waste-to-energy plant at Olsztyn, Poland, that will convert residual waste into energy.
Doosan Heavy formed a consortium with its Germany subsidiary Doosan Lentjes, formerly known as AE&E Lentjes, to win the order from Dobra Energia, a special purpose company involved in a project to supply 12MW of electricity. The consortium plans to complete construction by 2023, taking charge of its design, equipment procurement and construction.
The plant in Olsztyn will recover heat and electricity from treated municipal solid waste through high-efficiency cogeneration. Doosan Heavy will manage the entire project, while Doosan Lentjes will supply a boiler, environmental facilities for incineration and construction. Doosan Heavy's Czech subsidiary, Doosan Škoda Power, will supply an industrial steam turbine.
Waste-to-energy generation is seen as a potential energy diversification strategy. Waste-to-energy plants incinerate 80 to 90 percent of waste. Sometimes, the residue ash is clean enough to be used for some purposes such as raw materials for use in manufacturing cinder blocks or for road construction.
Doosan Heavy vowed to actively tap Europe's growing waste-to-energy market. "We will actively target the European waste-to-energy market, which is expected to be 1.6 GW by 2024," said Doosan Heavy's power service BG head Park Hong-wook.
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