Boiler conversion extends asset life to meet plant’s renewable energy needs.
Solution: Reduce Capital Costs of a New Power Boiler Island
Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) has extensive experience with boiler conversions and modifications, including extensive refurbishments of older recovery boilers to BFB conversion while reusing existing buildings and ancillary equipment.
B&W’s renewable solution – an open-bottom, BFB unit – addresses the project’s special concerns and is helping the customer achieve its goals of increased steam flow, fuel conversions and reduced emissions.
Unique Project Features and Challenges
B&W’s expert design was successful at converting the customer’s boiler to a BFB with an increased steam flow of more than 65 % and meeting emissions requirements while utilizing waste and opportunity fuels available at lower costs than traditional fossil fuels at the plant.
This renewable project resulted in converting a once stranded asset into a valued asset at lower capital costs. The plant continues to serve as a model conversion facility.
Sideview of Recovery Boiler Converted to B&W’s Open-bottom BFB Design