Modern technology for Greek lignite-fired power plants

July 07, 2016

Utility steam generator for highly-efficient 660 MW lignite-fired power plant
Babcock Borsig Steinmüller will manufacture parts of the new utility steam generator for the highly-efficient Block V at the Greek lignite-fired power plant Ptolemais. Bilfinger company Babcock Borsig Steinmüller has received the relevant service order with a volume of €4 million from Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe.
The components for two economisers, including support tubes, wear protection and boiler roof, were built at the manufacturing facility in Peitz. They have a length of up to 23 meters. A total of 2,500 tons of steel will be needed for the order. Work on the project is scheduled for completion in May 2017. This will be followed by final assembly in the power plant. As a result of its significantly higher efficiency level, the Ptolemais power plant will require less fuel and emit less CO2 than existing facilities in Greece.
Low NOx furnace to reduce exhaust emissions
In the north of Greece, the company has won a further order with the same volume: with modern burner technology, Babcock Borsig Steinmüller will modernize the furnace at the Agios Dimitrios lignite-fired power plant.
The order for EPC contractor Metka S.A. covers delivery of 16 low NOx burners for two power plant blocks as well as the basic engineering for steel construction, dust and ventilation ducts, insulation and brickwork along with electric and control technology. As a result of the installation of the new burner components, the exhaust emissions will be significantly reduced so that EU environmental standards can be reached. Delivery of the burners will be carried out by February 2017.