The construction of the energy-from-waste plant began in the autumn of 2020. The E-Wood facility is being constructed on the Doel site so that it can make optimum use of the existing infrastructure. There is already an experienced operational team on this site, which means the operations can be integrated efficiently.
New E-wood power station commissioned
On Thursday 1 December the new E-wood power station was commissioned. The commissioning was approved by AIB Vinçotte.
E-Wood will convert approximately 180,000 tons of non-recyclable wood waste into energy every year. The energy released by this process is converted into electricity or used as steam in the Ecluse industrial steam network. Construction of this facility started in the spring of 2020. The investment amounted to €95 million. The new facility will provide employment for some 15 employees. Wood waste is a renewable source of energy. By using this wood waste as raw material, E-Wood produces green energy. In this way E-Wood contributes to the attainment of both the EU’s and Flanders’ climate goals.
Finished: storage hall
The storage hall where the waste wood will be stored is being finished. In this hall are also 6 automatic feeding systems that continuously feed waste to the transport systems to the pre-treatment.
The 70 meter high chimney along which the purified flue gases leave the installation is installed. Various emission measurements have been installed in the chimney that continuously monitor that the flue gases comply with the permit conditions.
Installation wood transport system to boiler house
The supporting steel structure and the chain transport system that will transport the wood from the pre-treatment to the incinerator are installed.
The finishing touches were put to the mechanical completion of the aero condenser. This air/steam heat exchanger will condense the low-grade steam coming from the turbine in order to reuse the resulting condensate in the steam boiler for the production of new steam.
Construction of delivery hall
The material will be broken down in a preliminary-treatment plant by a shredder and transported to the thermal processing facility.