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The Growing Experience of Fuel Flexible Circulating Fluidized Bed Technology in Large Scale Power Generation (Far East)



This webinar can help you make informed decisions about boiler selection options and considerations for new coal fired power plants. 

The use of Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) combustion technology is growing strongly in large utility power plant applications. Market drivers and technology advancements have allowed CFB boiler technology to grow from small-scale industrial applications to large ultra-supercritical power plants in less than 20 years.

The CFB’s fuel flexibility is the primary driver behind the decisions of many power producers for selecting CFB boiler technology over conventional PC technology. This is due to a growing uncertainty in the global coal market and a trend of declining coal quality vs. attractive price discounts.

However, fuel flexibility means more than just being able to burn a wide range of coals and biomasses. It also means that plant reliability, maintenance, ease of operation, and stack emissions are not significantly impacted over the wider fuel range. 

In this informative webinar, Robert Giglio, Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development for Amec Foster Wheeler, will describe the design features, technical, and economic benefits of Amec Foster Wheeler’s CFB technology compared to conventional PC boiler technology. Highlights will include:

  • How CFB provides high reliability, low maintenance, and cost effectiveness
  • An updated review of some of the largest and most advanced CFB plants worldwide
  • Specific examples discussed will include:
    • The Tauron 460 MWe supercritical CFB in Lagisza, power plant in, Poland successfully running since 2009
    • The 2200 MWe ultra-supercritical CFB plant, coming on line in Samcheok, South Korea 
  • CFB value points vs PC boilers showing cost savings due to fuel flexibility, avoiding SCR NOx and post-boiler FGD, and the capability of co-firing biomass fuels
  • 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. 

Who Should Attend:

  • Utilities
  • Independent Power Producers & Developers
  • Industrial plant owners
  • Architecture and Engineering Companies
  • Asset Managers and Power Plant Owners
  • EPC Companies
  • Plant Engineers
  • Fuel Managers
  • Environmental Specialists
  • Maintenance Managers



Robert Giglio | Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development | Amec Foster Wheeler

Robert Giglio, Amec Foster Wheeler, CFB, Webinar, Free Webinar, Power Generation, Webcast Experts

Robert is Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development for Amec Foster Wheeler’s Global Power Group. He is responsible for market, product, and business strategy, strategic business development, and market forecasting for all business units within Amec Foster Wheeler’s Global Power Group.

Robert is also chairman of Amec Foster Wheeler’s technology steering committee which oversees the direction of the Global Power Group's R&D and intellectual property strategy.

Robert started his career over 30 years ago with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.




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