The Mejillones plant is owned and operated by Empresa Eléctrica Cochrane (EEC), part of global power company AES. Once in operation, the FGD system will remove sulphur dioxide from the power plant’s flue gas, reducing the plant’s environmental impact.
Signed in June 2014, the contract is set to last two-and-a-half years and forms part of a larger project being delivered on behalf of EEC by Korean engineering and construction firm POSCO E&C to extend the Mejillones plant’s power generation capacity by an additional 500 MWe. This will help Chile generate more power to meet the demands of its economic growth.
The scope of the project includes the engineering, manufacture and supply of FGD equipment plus advisory services of erection and commissioning.
Doosan Lentjes’ contribution includes engineering work to develop an FGD solution based on the firm’s proprietary dry circulating fluidised bed technology. It will also supply the FGD’s reactor, filter and ancillary equipment, including fabric filter media, a fly ash handling system, lime hydration equipment and a water injection system.
Says Frank Oberheid, Product Manager Air Pollution Control, Doosan Lentjes: “The contract is an important milestone for us. Not only does it represent an important reference in the South American market, it is also the first joint contract to be awarded to Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (DHI) and Doosan Lentjes since the latter became a member of the Doosan family in 2011. We’re working together very fruitfully, with Doosan Lentjes providing the technology and DHI providing the project management and ancillary equipment.”