Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction announced on May 22 that its British subsidiary Doosan Babcock has won the contract to convert coal-fired Lynemouth power station in the U.K. into a biomass power plant.
Under the latest deal, Doosan Babcock will convert three 140MW coal boilers run by Lynemouth Power since 1972 in Northumberland, a county in North East England, to biomass using boilers.
Doosan Babcock has already successfully completed a total of 12 coal-to-biomass conversion projects in the overseas market like the UK, France, Poland and Canada. In November last year, the company also bagged a deal in the domestic market to convert the Yeongdong Plant Unit 1, an aged thermal power plant, into a biomass-fired plant.
Hyun Ho-joon, head of the boiler business unit at Doosan Heavy Industries, said, "Biomass-based energy generation can reduce air pollutants by 65 to 75 percent compared to existing fossil fuels. After the Paris Climate Agreement, countries all across the world are making every effort to reduce greenhouse gases and the power generation industry at home and abroad is paying more attention to fuel conversion projects."