Auxiliary Boilers, lighting up the power
The “lighter” of a thermal power generation or co-generation plant is the auxiliary boiler: it provides the steam for the start up of the plant, so reliability is the key factor that drives the client’s choice.
In the last years Cannon Bono Energia’s auxiliary boilers have been appreciated by relevant electric utility companies and EPCs contractors as well, such as EDF, Vattenfall, A2A, ENEL, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ansaldo Energia, SNC Lavalin, Foster Wheeler, Technip.
More than 50 auxiliary Cannon Bono Energia boilers are working all over the world.
One example in this field is the supply to the consortium between the Italian Ansaldo Energia and the Canadian SNC-Lavalin that are building in Sousse (Tunisia) a single-shaft combined-cycle power plant with a capacity of around 400 MW.
This project is the “C” stage of the program of the extension of Sousse power station run by STEG.
The auxiliary boiler supply 6 t/h of steam at a pressure of 15 bar at a temperature of 350°C, fired both by natural gas and light oil. The scope of the supply includes deaerator, pumps and chemical dosing systems.
The Société Tunisienne de l’Électricité et du Gaz is planning increased the production capacity of its power plants by more than 1,200 MW by the end of 2016 to face de Tunisian electricity demand.
The Sousse phase “D”, the construction of a 424 MW gas powered combined cycle thermoelectric power plant next to phase “C”, will be still developed by the Consortium Ansaldo Energia SNC-Lavalin.