June 2007

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HPIn Europe: Dutch pioneers chalk up pain and gain in IGCC

The dramatic rise of integrated gasification combined cycle technology (IGCC) is an industry within an industry that has found its time. In researching the subject, I spoke with Dutch power company, N..

Wright, Tim L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The dramatic rise of integrated gasification combined cycle technology (IGCC) is an industry within an industry that has found its time. In researching the subject, I spoke with Dutch power company, Nuon, which has taken a leadership position by building and operating a 250-MW IGCC at Buggenum in the Limburg province of The Netherlands. Now the company will build on that experience by constructing a second IGCC at Eemshaven, 180 km northeast of Amsterdam. Nuon has recently announced that Uhde will be the engineering contractor for the gasification plant. The 1,200-MW "Magnum" IGCC is scheduled to be started up in 2011. It will be a multifuel plant able to fire coal and up to 40% biomass, w

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