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Dalkia Poznań to Convert Coal-Fired Boiler to Biomass in Poland

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Dalkia Poznań ZEC S.A. will convert a boiler fired by pulverized coal to a biomass-fired boiler in its combined heat and power plant in Poland. Andritz, Graz, Austria, will convert the boiler, which will produce approximately 170 GWh/a of certified green electricity and 325 GWh/a of heat. Startup is scheduled for December 2011.

The converted biomass boiler will be based on Andritz's bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) combustion technology. The scope of supply includes pressure parts, combustion air system, fuel feeding and ash handling equipment, soot blowing system, modification of the existing flue gas cleaning system, erection work, and startup.

Dalkia Poznań ZEC is a member of Dalkia Polska, the largest private operator of district heating networks in Poland, present in 40 towns and cities across Poland and providing heating for 2,000,000 people. Its strategy is based on sustainable development, including the use of renewable energy sources, in particular biomass.