Glasgow Energy Center Installs Czech Steam Turbine

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Doosan Škoda Power is providing a 45 MWe-capable steam turbine unit to the South Clyde Energy Center in Scotland.

Doosan Škoda Power has secured a contract to provide a steam turbine for the South Clyde Energy Center, an energy-from-waste (EfW) facility located in Scotland. Once completed, this new facility is expected to generate power for 70,000 households. Commercial operations are set to begin by 2025, in line with Scotland's prohibition on landfilling biodegradable municipal waste.

EfW method turns non-recyclable waste materials into valuable heat, electricity, or fuel through various processes such as combustion, gasification, pyritization, anaerobic digestion, or landfill gas recovery. The South Clyde Energy Center will produce energy from non-hazardous residential and commercial waste remaining after recycling.


The facility must meet stringent conditions related to waste incineration and reliability. As a result, Doosan Škoda Power will design and fabricate the 45MW DST-G20 single-body turbine at its Pilsen facility. The delivery package will also consist of a gearbox, generator, and air-cooled condenser. Doosan Škoda Power will oversee assembly and commissioning of the set.

Scotland is aiming to expand its renewable energy initiatives, and the South Clyde project exemplifies the nation's efforts to repurpose existing resources for enhanced power generation and energy security. This project is among a series of planned EfW facilities in the United Kingdom, projected to divert up to 350,000 tons of non-recyclable waste from landfills each year. The plant is expected to supply approximately 45 MWe gross of electricity to the grid. Fortum Glasgow, a 50/50 joint venture between Fortum and Macquarie Asset Management's Green Investment Group, is developing the project.