Canadian power facility to convert to biomass

An agreement to convert a Canadian power facility from a lignite-fired boiler to 100% biomass has been signed.

The 227MW Atikokan Generating Station has awarded the conversion contract to Doosan Power Systems. The scope of work will comprise mechanical, electrical and instrumentation services in order to convert the facility to biomass ahead of 2014 legislation mandating the closure of coal burning plants in the Province of Ontario.

The conversion is believed to cost around $170 million (€131.8 million) and also create around 200 construction jobs.

‘This new project demonstrates our commitment to developing clean energy solutions globally for both new and existing power plants. We are delighted to be working on this biomass conversion to bring clean, reliable energy to the region,’ says Doosan CEO Jean-Michel Aubertin.

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