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ANDRITZ to supply biomass boiler to Hitachi Zosen

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International technology firm Andritz will be delivering a biomass boiler for a major Japanese engineering company as part of a new deal.

According to a report by Power Engineering International, Andritz received the order from Hitachi Zosen Corporation to deliver a PowerFluid circulating fluidised bed boiler with a flue gas cleaning system. Key features of the boiler include low emissions, high efficiency and availability and high fuel flexibility. The biomass plant will be built in Tokushima, Shikoku Island, southwest of Tokyo. Operations are due to begin in early 2023.

Hitachi’s plant will run on wood pellets and palm kernel shells as its main source of fuel. It is estimated to generate around 74.8MW of power.

Hitachi’s order makes this the sixth order in a row for the supply of an Andritz PowerFluid boiler for the Japanese market.