PNG Biomass investment decision expected soon

OIL SEARCH subsidiary PNG Biomass will conclude investment decisions for the construction of its Markham Valley project in the near term.

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PNG Biomass energy generation process

 
The plant will have a generation capacity of around 30 MW. The facility will consist of two 15 megawatt units with two 18MW steam boilers and steam turbines. 
 
Each boiler is expected to provide 75 tonnes of steam per hour at a pressure of 1,300 psig and 500 degrees Celsius. 
 
The power plant is designed to combust woodchips by conveying and blowing them onto a travelling grate within the boiler. The spent steam is then condensed through a cooling tower and recycled to the boiler. 
 
Fuel for the plant will be sourced from dedicated tree plantations. Processing the wood and running the facility will require 3MW of electricity, corresponding to a net export of p...