Biomass boiler

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Announced November 11, 2009, Fagen has reached an agreement with Southern Power for engineering, procurement, and construction of the Nacogdoches Generating Facility in Sacul, Texas, the largest single boiler biomass project in the United States. Southern Power acquired the project from American Renewables on October 9, 2009 and is now moving ahead with construction. When completed in the summer of 2012, the 100-megawatt plant will be the largest single boiler biomass project in the United States. Zachry Engineering Corporation is the design engineer. Zachry Engineering will provide overall site design, balance of plant engineering and design coordination.

Metso Power will provide the engineering, supply, erection, and commissioning of the biomass boiler and distributed control system. The biomass boiler plant will use bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) technology and once operational, will be one of the largest and most efficient biomass boilers in the world. Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas is responsible for the steam turbine. This turbine is specifically designed to be the most efficient and therefore make as much power as possible from the available energy from the biomass. Wolf Material Handling Systems has the responsibility for the design, engineering, supply and commissioning of the Biomass Fuel Handling System. This includes truck receiving, processing, storage, reclaim and delivery of fuel to the boiler.