ANDRITZ to supply boiler plant to one of the largest waste-to-energy centers in France


International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Idex, the leading medium-sized energy services company in France, to supply a third waste treatment line to a waste-to-energy center in Villers-Saint-Paul, which is operated by Idex.

This extension will increase the center’s capacity in renewable energy production and thus contribute to reducing the carbon footprint of the region near Paris. Start-up of the line is scheduled for 2025.

ANDRITZ´s scope of supply includes the engineering and manufacturing of a vertical boiler with grate combustion system, assembly of the complete boiler equipment on site, commissioning, and trial-run operation. The new line will add the capacity to treat 80,000 tons of high calorific waste (MSW/RDF) annually. In total, all three lines combined, the Villers center will thus be able to treat almost 260,000 tons of waste per year, providing renewable energy for 13,500 households.

The waste-to-energy center in Villers-Saint-Paul is operated by Idex on behalf of the owner, Syndicat Mixte du Département de l’Oise (SMDO). Shortly before the current project, Idex had successfully collaborated with ANDRITZ on an EPC project for a complete biomass power plant in French Guiana. “We are pleased that we will once again cooperate with experts from ANDRITZ on such a demanding project. The planned investment will enable consumers to benefit from competitive energy prices, given the development of gas prices in recent years,” said Jean-Pierre Lamalle, Director of Major Infrastructure Project Development at Idex.

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International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. Sustainability is an integral part of the company’s business strategy and corporate culture. With its extensive portfolio of sustainable products and solutions, ANDRITZ aims to make the greatest possible contribution to a sustainable future and help its customers achieve their sustainability goals. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro and Separation. Technological leadership and global presence are cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 29,900 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides sustainable technology, automation, and service solutions for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on increased production efficiency, lower overall operating costs as well as innovative decarbonization strategies and autonomous plant operation.

The product portfolio also includes boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, various nonwoven technologies, and panelboard (MDF) production systems. With waste-to-value recycling, shredding and energy solutions, waste and by-product streams from production are converted into valuable secondary raw materials as well as into sustainable resources for energy generation. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.

Boiler island with FlexSol grate technology for Villers-Saint-Paul, France

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