1400 MW oil fired power plant

Lakson News Nov. 2020

Front end engineering for 1400 MW Oil Fuel fired Power Plant

Lakson has performed the Project front end engineering initial activities, on behalf of the Owner for 1400 MW Steam Power Plant Project utilizing the vast experience of its associates  to meet the initial activity of the mega project in Iraq for its client in Abu Dhabi in a record of time.

The purpose of the Power Plant is to consume the heavy fuel oil come out inevitably from a Refinery`s process as by-product, and generate electrical power as value added product through the present Power Plant.

The plan to prepare a ground for the EPC Contractor to take action on project management, basic & detail design, supply of 4 boilers feeding 4 steam turbine generator and other balance of plant equipment and manage the subcontractors, prepare the ground for construction works for civil, building and equipment installation including, in a later stage commissioning, test and the necessary years O&M Service.

The initial activities of the design phase Lakson has achieved with its associates a compilation of a Design Brief based upon the proposed design. These documents are in the process of comprehensively reviewed by the Project Owner, together with the Engineering Manager and Lead Discipline Engineers which shall lead to further tasks to be fulfilled  

The next steps and Phases

  • Detailed engineering
  • Procurement Services
  • Preparation of Vendor List
  • Preparation of RFQs
  • Technical Evaluation of Bids
  • Request for Purchase Order
  • Inspection
  • Expediting

12MW Biomass to Energy Plant

Lakson International Development Inc. is proud to conclude, in February 2020, a mandate for performing the basic engineering for a 12-megawatt biomass power plant to be located in Martinique.

Lakson introduces its innovative technology for conditioning and transforming of several types of biomass whereby they are reduced to a fine dry powder that feeds its suspension firing burners equip high pressure steam boiler systems, generating superheated steam that drives a turbo-generator producing electricity.

The biomass grown locally in Martinique, once harvested and conditioned, feed the power plant the year longue.  Conditioned biomass delivered directly on site reduces greatly the cost of transportation, storage and logistics while promoting labour and the local circular economy, replacing oil and reducing greenhouse gases.

In the next steps, Lakson and associates will assist in financial structuring, detailed engineering, and the supply of equipment, construction (EPCM) and other services enabling the client to carry out the project as rapidly, reliably, economically environment friendly as possible.

Projects in development in different communities of Ivory Coast

In the past months, Lakson International Development took part in numerous meetings held in Ivory Coast, with the Secrétariat National au Renforcement des Capacités (National Secretary for Capacity Building). The purpose of these meetings was to discuss eight pilot projects of data collection and analyses that were conducted to evaluate the capacity of eight communities and make recommendations.

In this context, Lakson proposed several development projects aimed at reinforcing the economical and social emergence of these communities by the year 2020.

The projects in question concern the agri-food sector and consist in adding value to a variety of raw agricultural products such as the cassava root, the cocoa bean, the coconut, the cashew nut and the palm fruit, by processing them and producing by-products. Along with these projects, a project of aquaponic systems is in development.

All eight communities are targeted by Lakson‘s projects.

Meeting with the Secrétaire National au Renforcement des Capacités

Waste valorization for fertilizer production and power generation in Algeria

Lakson International Development is proud to announce its participation in a project of municipal and agriculture waste valorization which will take place in Algeria and will be carried out by a group of Canadian and Algerian organizations.

A company composed of Divindus, an Algerian public group, l’Agence Nationale des Déchets, the national agency responsible for waste in Algeria, and a group of Canadian partners including Lakson, OEM Sherbrooke, and GGL Group, will be created shortly.

The news was announced during Algiers’ 1st International Exhibition of Environment and Renewable Energies that took place at the end of March. For this occasion, the Algerian and Canadian partners met to present this new project to the exhibition attendees.

This project was also announced in an article published in the daily newspaper Liberté on March 28th, 2018.

Participation in the opening of the latest parliamentary session in Ivory Coast

On April 3rd, Mr. Simo Lakhmiri participated in the opening of the parliamentary session of the first legislature of the Third Republic of Ivory Coast as special guest of the National Assembly’s President, Mr. Guillaume Soro.
One of the themes of the session was the difficulties of the cocoa industry for which Lakson International Development is currently developing a project that aims to valorise by-products of this industry.
Below, the daily newspaper Fraternité Matin‘s chronicle on the subject.

Installation of Chicken Manure Conditioning Solution

September 2013 – Lakson is developing a conditioning station for a pellet manufacturer based in Abitibi, Quebec. Our solution will allow the client to transform chicken manure sourced from his farm into a dry/fine powder, which will then be used as input material in a pellet press.

This project will allow the client to reuse and valorize his biomass waste; by displacing sawdust sourced from third parties, the conditioning station will also help the client achieve feedstock autonomy for his pellet line.

Conversion of District Heating Plant to Biomass Use

Video.CSMJune 2012 – Lakson is involved, together with its associates, in Chauffage Saint-Malo’s biomass conversion project.

Chauffage Saint-Malo is a district heating plant in the heart of Quebec City. The plant supplies steam for both heating and process to a number of industries and institutions in the vicinity through its intricate steam pipe network.

The plant had originally fired fuel oil and natural gas in its boilers. The project entails the installation of a complete biomass conditioning and combustion system, including dust and pellet burner. Eventually, the wood powder produced by our conditioning equipment will also feed a pellet and briquette production line.

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Sludge Treatment Solution for Pulp & Paper Mill

Albany.PlantAugust 2010 – Lakson was involved, together with its associates, in the development of a sludge conditioning system in Albany, New York. Our system is used to treat a combination of pulp & paper sludge and wastewater-derived sludge, and thus avoid expensive and unsustainable land-filling.

After undergoing a preliminary treatment in belt compressors, the sludge is sent to our conditioning unit, where it is grinded and dewatered into a pathogen-free powder. Our drying approach is energy efficient, consuming roughly a third of the energy used by conventional dryers.

Our process is electrically driven and does not rely on any external heat source; as such, there are no emissions to treat in our solution.

This project was selected in the finals of the 2012 edition of Concours Énergia, organised by the Québec Association for Energy Management (AQME). 


Wood Conditioning Solution for Pellet Line

May 2009 – Okinawa.PlantIn collaboration with its associates, Lakson was involved in the development of the conditioning solution for a pellet plant in Okinawa, Japan. This plant grinds and dries wood waste, including lumber scraps and damaged wood; the resulting product is used as feedstock in a complete pellet production line.

Our solution produces a fine/dry wood powder that is suitable material for the process’ pelletizing equipment. Once in pellet form, the bio-fuel is sent to a nearby power plant, where it is co-fired with coal to produce electricity.

The project favors the use of local energy supplies and allows the power plant a relative independence from coal deliveries. By substituting a fossil fuel, the use of wood pellets also reduces GHG emissions in the power plant.