58MW WASTE TO ENERGY PLANT
Powered by an MTU 20V4000 engine and a Stamford 11kV alternator, the generating set will be used to provide emergency back up power to the new plant.
This allows for continued operation of the processing plant and the safe stopping of all operational plant on site, if required.
AJ Power are also supplying an ABB HV switchboard. The new plant is located close to Dublin, Ireland and will convert waste to energy. It will receive up to 600,000 tonnes of waste material per year from all over Ireland, which will then be sorted into combustible and non-combustible material.
The combustible material is sorted and mixed to give a uniform source of fuel.
This fuel is then incinerated to create superheated steam in the boiler which in turn drives the steam turbine that is connected to a large site generator.
Within the turbine the steam expands and cools down, condensing back to water in an air to water cooled condenser.
Any water that is required for the system will not be drawn from the neighbouring Liffey river but will be taken from the local waste water treatment plant instead.
As the site generator is driven it creates electricity that will be fed into the public electricity
This water will only be required to top up the closed circuit system as this is a waste water free facility.
As the site generator is driven it creates electricity that will be fed into the public electricity network with the capability to supply energy (58MW) to over 80,000 homes and reducing their dependence on imported fossil fuels.
Due to the setup of the facility there is also enough heat generated within the plant to supply not just electricity but also heat to over 50,000 homes should a district heating system be implemented in Dublin in the future.