New biomass steam generator for Cargill: Flower Power

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The project

Cargill’s existing gas turbine does not meet future gas emissions regulations and is reaching the end of its service life. A new biomass steam generator will, therefore, be realised. In the concept phase, Iv provided the entire scope for civil engineering, building engineering, construction, mechanical engineering, piping and fire safety. The designs for the building engineering, construction, and piping disciplines were then elaborated to encompass the requested specifications.



The challenge

After the concept phase, the elaboration of the new biomass steam generator design was presented to various parties. The challenge here was to coordinate all the designs and interfaces properly.


Iv took on the coordinator role, responsible for integrating all the 3D models. This included combining 3D models from the suppliers of the process installations and silos with Iv’s base model. The design of the foundation and pipework was part of Iv’s scope. Any clashes were discussed during model reviews. Regular consultation was required to ensure accurate integration of the 3D models.


In practice, there were sometimes challenges during the implementation phase as contractors proposed alternative solutions that had to be consistently incorporated into all models.

The impact

Switching from gas to biomass as a fuel helps reduce fossil fuel use. The biomass steam generator uses organic waste streams as fuel, which contributes to waste reduction.

Curious about the possibilities for your project?

Ralf, managing director Industry, would be delighted to discuss this with you! Get in touch via +31 88 943 3700 or send a message.

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