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The Samcheok Project – The Future of Clean Coal Technology

AFW, Amec Foster Wheeler, Webinar, Free



With fuel costs accounting for about 70% of the variable cost of coal-fired power generation, project developers are seeking ways to minimize fuel costs by maximizing fuel flexibility. Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) steam generators, afford the maximum flexibility in fuel selection and can handle all coal types including low-rank coals, petroleum coke, coal slurries, anthracite culm, as well as biomass and peat.  These fuel flexibility features coupled with reduced emissions, including CO2, makes supercritical and ultra-supercritical clean coal CFB technology very attractive for the largest scale utility applications.

Supercritical CFB technology, first fully demonstrated in 2009 with the commissioning of the 460 MWe plant in Lagisza, Poland, has now taken the next breakthrough step for large utility scale clean coal technology.  The award by Korean Southern Power Company (KOSPO) to Amec Foster Wheeler (AFW) for Phase I of the Samcheok Green Power Project, slated to be commissioned by the end of 2015 is a first-of-its-kind ultra-supercritical CFB design in the world. The project provides 2000 MW(net)power and consists of two 1100 MW power islands (each with two 550(g)MW ultra-supercritical CFB boilers powering one 1100 MW ultra-supercritical steam turbine).

In this informative webinar, Jim Utt, Vice President, Amec Foster Wheeler, will describe the design features, technical, and economic benefits of Amec Foster Wheeler’s ultrasupercritical CFB technology utilized for the Samcheok Green Power Project, highlighting:

  • How CFB technology gives KOSPO the widest fuel procurement flexibility and the ability to save millions of dollars in fuel cost over the life of the plant
  • How the unique low temperature CFB combustion process coupled with ultra- supercritical steam technology will provide KOSPO with high plant efficiency and low emissions, including CO2
  • How the integrated low mass flux BENSON vertical tube evaporator technology with supercritical CFBs minimizes CFB boiler fabrication, construction, operation and maintenance costs in addition to minimizing auxiliary power and improving heat rate
  • CAPEX savings due to built-in SO2 control equipment avoiding the need for back-end FGD systems
  • Ability to enhance plant competitiveness by taking full advantage of global fuel arbitrage potential enabled by CFB

Attendees can ask specific questions which will be covered during the Q&A session of the webinar. 

This webinar can help you make informed decisions about boiler selection options for new coal fired power plants. Register today to secure your spot in this free webinar!

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers & Owners
  • Asset Managers
  • EPC Companies
  • Plant Engineers
  • Fuel Managers
  • Performance Engineers
  • Environmental Specialists
  • Maintenance Managers
  • A&E Project Engineers
  • O&M Companies



James Utt | Vice President Utility Steam Generators Global Power Group | Amec Foster Wheeler

Jim has been in the power industry for over 35 years and has been with Amec Foster Wheeler since the mid 1980’s. He has held various positions in commissioning, engineering, management and business development throughout his tenure. As Vice President Utility Steam Generators he is currently responsible for the coordination of utility steam generator business line strategies and support for all global regions of Amec Foster Wheeler’s Global Power Group.




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