Doosan wins $186m Polish waste-to-energy plant to kickstart “aggressive” European push

South Korean contractor Doosan Heavy Industries has been awarded a $186m waste-to-energy project in Poland.

The company announced on Wednesday (12 August) that the plant would be built near the city of Olsztyn, 200km northeast of Warsaw, in collaboration with Doosan Lentjes, its German subsidiary.

The plant will generate 12MW from 300 tons of municipal waste a day once it is completed in 2023.

Doosan Heavy will handle project management and Doosan Lentjes will supply the boilers and  mechanical and electrical services. In addition, Czech subsidiary Doosan Skoda Power will supply the steam turbine.

Hongook Park, chief executive of Doosan’s Power Service unit, said the company planned to "aggressively target the European waste-to-energy market, which is expected to grow to 1.6GW by 2024".

Doosan Lentjes specialises in waste-to-energy and sewage sludge treatment projects. It was acquired by the Korean power plant equipment maker in 2011.

Image: Olsztyn’s market square (Schorle/CC BY-SA 3.0)

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