Project description

Citec’s customer, MW Power, had been chosen to supply a modularised biomass power plant for combined heat and power production (CHP) in Zwickau, Germany.

The Zwickau power plant produces a maximum of 10 MWth district heat and a maximum of 5 MWe of electricity for the power grid. The fuel used is wood residue.

Biomass-fuelled power plants are practical providers for renewable energy supply with minimum environmental impact. This was the eighth delivery of this type of a completely modularised CHP plants for the customer and MW Power needed assistance from key partners.

Citec's scope

Citec has worked with MW Power on eight similar projects previously delivered so the customer was confident to hand over the civil and mechanical design of the CHP plant to us.

Citec provided optimal civil and mechanical engineering design solutions including steel structures and piping and module engineering.



Case in brief
Customer: MW Power
Project location: Germany
Year completed: 2012
Technical data:

District heat:  10 MWth

Electricity: 5 MWe

Fuel: Wood residue

Back pressure turbine and steam boiler: 62 bar, 480°C

End customer: Heizkraftwerk Zwickau Süd GmbH & Co