Construction of a 15 MWth wood-fired biomass plant.
On 22nd February 2017, HoSt announced that it has signed a contract with BeGreen for the construction of a wood-fired biomass power plant in Lelystad. The plant will have a capacity of 15 MWth, provided by two biomass furnaces and a water tube steam boiler.
The plant will have an approximate annual throughput of 30,000 tonnes of locally-sourced wood chips. HoSt will design, build and deliver the plant, with Broeze Nijverdal supplying the incinerator. A HoSt flue gas condenser will provide up to 30% extra heat, meaning that efficiency will be more than 100%. Two heat buffers will be installed for overnight charging, so that a peak of 20 MWth can be provided at peak periods in the morning.
Wood chips will be stored in a 360 cubic metre bunker with moving floor. This will be supplied by a chain scraper, dividing screw and hydraulic push infeeders.
Initially, the plant will provide 5,000 households with renewable heat. This number will be expanded in the future when more areas are connected to the district heating network. The plant will offset the use of around 7.5 million cubic metres of gas each year.
In October 2017, HoSt advised AcuComm that site works started on schedule in summer 2017 and in early December construction officially started.
On 1st May 2018, HoSt announced the construction is almost complete and on 25th May reported that the highest point on the build has been achieved by the contractor, IJbouw. The first firing of the plant is due to take place in October.