Doosan Lentjes participates in new Polish waste-to-energy plant

German-based engineering company Doosan Lentjes has been selected as a subcontractor by South Korea’s POSCO Engineering and Construction for the development of a new waste-to-energy facility in Warsaw in Poland.

The German company will provide its air-cooled reciprocating grate and a horizontal-type steam generator for the new waste-to-energy plant in addition to engineering and procurement services. Doosan Lentjes will also provide advisory services for construction, commissioning, and the acceptance test.

The new plant will consist of two lines that nominally process a total of 265,200 tonnes of municipal solid waste per year and will make a decisive contribution to improving the local disposal infrastructure.

According to the European waste hierarchy, thermal recovery is given priority over simple landfilling. Feeding non-recyclable waste into the incineration process allows a reduction of the required landfill capacities and at the same time harnesses the energetic potential of the waste. In addition, valuable materials can be recovered from the incineration ash, which can be used for, e.g., road construction. When completed, the new waste incineration plant in the Polish capital will be the largest of its kind in the country.

Once complete in 2024, approximately 1/3 of the installed combustion capacity in Poland will be secured with Doosan Lentjes technology. The plants will support Polish efforts to comply with EU requirements for sustainable waste management.

Rafal Psik, director at Doosan’s Katowice office, said: “The construction of the incineration plant in Olsztyn was also awarded to a consortium of Doosan Lentjes and parent company Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction last year. With POSCO Engineering & Construction, we already successfully built the Krakow plant about eight years ago, which has been reliably thermally treating the residual waste of more than 750,000 local citizens ever since. Doosan Lentjes will use this extensive experience gained in previous projects for the benefit of the final customer, the Warsaw waste handling company MPO.”

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