Engineering and technology group SENER has signed a contract with Spain’s ENCE Energía y Celulosa to construct a low-emission biomass electricity generation plant in its energy complex in Huelva, Spain. The contract signed is a turnkey arrangement whereby SENER will design, supply, build and commission the plant, as well as operate and maintain it during the first years of operation.
The new 40 MW facility will consist of an electricity generation plant using biomass from the forestry and farming industries. It will be one of the largest high-efficiency low-emission biomass renewable energy plants in Spain. The plant is projected to begin operations in the third quarter of 2019.
Given the variety of types of biomass that the plant will use, an advanced fuel management system will be incorporated, both in reception and in preparation and storage. It will also have combustion and gas treatment systems which will comply with the strict limits of the new European BREF (Best Available Tecniques Reference), which establishes the reference of the best industry practices in Europe for Large Combustion Plants.
Due to its innovative design, which combines a high-efficiency regenerative thermodynamic cycle with a built-in reheater in its furnace and a double-body turbine (high and low pressure), the new plant of Ence en Huelva is expected to become a benchmark among biomass power generation plants.