The Peel Energy-from-Waste facility, owned by Algonquin Power, comprises five municipal solid waste (MSW) fired incinerators which generate about 20,000 lb/hr of steam at 600 psig/650oF each, and one (1) 9.3 MW steam turbine generator.
An adjacent industrial steam user, Norampac, currently uses about 100,000 lb/hr of saturated steam for various paper mill processes. Norampac contracted with Algonquin Power for the supply of steam, which Algonquin Power provides from the incinerators and from a new 150,000 lb/hr gas-fired water tube package boiler to accommodate increases in steam delivery to Norampac of up to 150,000 lb/hr.
Maple Reinders was contracted to build a linked steam corridor from the Algonquin Power facility to Norampac’s location. The steam is delivered to Norampac via a combined buried and above ground steam line. After use at Norampac, the condensate is returned to a condensate collection tank. The condensate is subsequently returned to the Energy Plant site for re-use.
The work included installation of a boiler, stack, deaerator, transfer pumps, and booster pumps, steam piping between the Energy Plant and Norampac (including 2 steam meters), condensate and feedwater piping, steam desuperheating and pressure reducing station, water storage, water treatment plant, air compressors and control systems.