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EPC contractor appointed for South African biomass project
 
ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd., KC Cottrell and the ELB Educational Trust are pleased to announce that

together as a consortium, they have been appointed as EPC contractor for the 25 MW biomass project by

Ngodwana Energy (RF) (Pty) Limited. The project forms part of the South African Government Renewable Energy

Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPPP), which was recently signed.
 
The consortium will erect a biomass plant along-side the Sappi Ngodwana Mill in Mpumalanga, South Africa, which

is situated 50 kilometers west of Mbombela in the Mpumalanga Province on the Sappi Ngodwana Mill Site. The

scope of work is to supply a 25 MW Biomass Power Plant which will use waste material from the surrounding

plantations to generate power, to feed power into the national grid.
 
The Power Plant burns the biomass in a boiler to generate steam and drive a turbine to generate electricity.

A high efficiency air pollution control system will be utilized on the boiler flue gas to ensure the emissions are

well below the new SA requirements. The selected technology suppliers to the Consortium have numerous

references on similar projects. The Consortium has been working with Ngodwana Energy since mid-2014 and

have had design documents approved by all stakeholders, allowing for quicker deployment of the project.
 
“The Consortium is honored to have been appointed as the EPC contractor to supply the power plant for this

project, which we believe will become a reference biomass plant for Africa. With our international technology

partners we will supply a power plant aligned with the specific requirements of Ngodwana Energy for the South

African environment,” says ELB CEO Stephen Meijers.
 
ELB is looking forward to an exciting, mutually beneficial, long lasting alliance with our project partners. The

project will take 27 months to construct and commission.


                                                                                             Source:Biomass Magazine