Doosan Škoda Power will supply a 15 MW DST-G10 turbine with complete auxiliary equipment to the Ness Energy Project, an energy from waste plant to process non-recyclable waste in Aberdeen, Scotland. The project is administered by local municipal governments and ACCIONA, a company that Doosan Škoda Power is working with on other projects in Australia and Spain. The project will enable the Aberdeen area, a popular tourist destination, to eliminate landfills and will provide a source of heat and electricity to local firms and households.
Scottish legislation, which promotes “green” solutions, has stipulated a ban on disposal of waste in landfills starting in 2025. But despite committed efforts to find ecological solutions, some non-recyclable waste is still generated. The districts of Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, and Moray have therefore decided to build the Ness Energy Project, an energy from waste facility for municipal non-recyclable waste, which will be combusted, leaving no residual material. In addition, the facility will produce heat and electricity for households in the area.
The equipment, such as the turbine rotor, gearbox and generator are almost finished and will undergo planned testing in the following weeks. The turbine is scheduled to leave the production hall gate in February 2021 and the full operational launch is planned for August 2022. Other Pilsen companies are also engaged in the project, such as Wikov Gear, which is manufacturing the gearbox.