Valmet will supply a complete plant for the production of district heat to Göteborg Energi in Gothenburg, Sweden.
With the new hot water plant, fossil CO2 emissions will be reduced by 25,000 tons per year. The value of an order of this size is typically above €40 million.
The new boiler plant will replace two old boilers originally designed for oil and coal but converted to run on wood pellets in 2003.
Demolition of the existing plant will start in April 2021, and the new plant will be started up in December next year.
The new boiler will be 25% larger than the two old ones combined. It will also have a longer operating season.
Anna Svernlöv, head of production at Göteborg Energi, said: “The goal of Göteborg Energi is that our production of district heat will emit zero CO2 by 2025.
“We have already taken many steps toward that goal, and I am very happy we are now also upgrading our Rya district heating plant. We will get a plant with modern technology that will serve us well for many years to come. Going forward, we will continue with our other planned steps toward a more sustainable city.”
Mikael Barkar, senior sales manager, energy sales and services operations, EMEA, Valmet, added: “This is an important continuation of Valmet’s deliveries of pellet-fired plants, and the scope of the project is unique.
“The flue gas cleaning system will represent the best currently available technology, and the plant will be equipped with Valmet Industrial Internet solutions, too. This advanced technology will provide information on where maintenance is needed, enabling higher reliability and performance. This is an exciting project for Valmet, and we are looking forward to completing it together with Göteborg Energi.”
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