Voith and IHI Form Joint Venture for Fluidized Bed Power Plants
Voith IHI EcoSolutions offers value-added recycling systems with the use of fluidized bed technology.
June 5, 2013 - Voith Paper and Japanese general heavy equipment manufacturer IHI Corporation have founded Voith IHI EcoSolutions GmbH & Co. KG. The joint
venture, in which both Voith and IHI hold an interest of 50 percent each, is
being technically managed by Voith Paper and will be headquartered in
The joint venture provides complete thermal fluidized bed power plants
especially for the paper industry. They facilitate an effective and
environmentally friendly combustion of solid waste materials, which also
generates electrical energy and steam.
Stationary and circulating fluidized bed technologies are part of the joint
venture. The big advantage of these combustion technologies is that only
small amounts of emissions are generated by the process of energy
production. Fluidized bed power plants thus facilitate adherence to the
strictest guidelines for environmental protection.
Moreover, this type of power plant is extremely efficient in operation, while
the waste materials that come about in paper production can be optimally
utilized for thermal power generation.
With the new joint venture, Voith Paper is now further expanding its
expertise in combustion technologies and is offering its customers
attractive, value-enhancing recycling systems with the use of fluidized bed
technology. Voith already has a solid offer in this market with its CTC
(controlled thermal conversion) technology. The use of CTC means that
the paper sludge that accumulates in the preparation of recovered paper
can be converted into reactive minerals.
In addition, Voith IHI EcoSolutions
now supports paper producers with completely integrated combustion solutions that are tested and further developed in IHIís own development
Voith Paper and IHI have jointly been providing solutions to the industry for
more than 30 years. The IHI Corporation is a well-known supplier of
thermal power plants in the east Asian and southeast Asian region and is
at the cutting edge of modern technology for energy production. It has
completed a wide range of successful projects for power plants of various
types and sizes.
SOURCE: Voith Paper