LOCATION: Edmundston, New Brunswick
DESIGN START: 1995
DESIGN COMPLETION: 1998
IN-SERVICE: Commercial Operation beginning early 1998
SIZE & TECHNOLOGY: 45 MW net, Hydrograte Stoker, Biomass-Fired Boiler
FIRM ROLE: Owner’s Engineer, Engineering, Construction Management and Commissioning
Waldron Engineering was engaged to act as the owner’s engineering group during the development of a biomass fueled cogeneration facility for a 1300 ton per day paper mill in Edmundston.
The installed facility generated 45 MW of electricity and an equivalent thermal load of 60 MW.
Waldron developed the plant’s conceptual design. Additionally, Waldron dealt with boiler efficiency analysis, thermodynamic cycle design, and conceptual layout, technical and economic optimization of design. Finally, Waldron developed and evaluated the EPC contract bids. This project successfully meets all thermal output designed at concept.
As of 1998 the Fraser Cogeneration Power Plant was the largest biomass-fueled boiler in North America.