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Aug 20, 2012

Saxlund GmbH awarded 3 m Euro order


Saxlund International GmbH, a fully-owned subsidiary of Opcon AB, the energy and environmental technology Group, has been given responsibility for delivery of a state-of-the-art biomass handling system in Berlin, Germany as a previously 248MW coal-fired power plant is being prepared for biomass co-firing.



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Saxlund awarded 3 m Euro order for biomass handling system in conversion of 248 MW power plant to co-firing


Saxlund International GmbH, a fully-owned subsidiary of Opcon AB, the energy and environmental technology Group, has been given responsibility for delivery of a state-of-the-art biomass handling system in Berlin, Germany as a previously 248 MW coal-fired power plant is being prepared for biomass co-firing.

 

The scope of the order is the external and internal biomass handling systems, including wood reception areas as well as storage and conveyor systems in both power plant and boiler house. The delivery includes conveyors and magnetic separators to separate metal for additional recycling. All designed for efficiency, minimum maintenance and high availability as well as low emission of dust and noise.

Total order value is close to 3 m Euro with delivery in 2012/2013 and commissioning in December 2013.

 

-      This is a great example of how to increase the renewable element in Germany’s power production. By building on existing infrastructure and adding a biomass co-firing element to fossil-fueled power plants there is much to be gained both from an environmental and economic perspective. With the upcoming transition of the German power supply to renewables we see large opportunities for these kind of projects. And with Saxlund’s state-of-the-art equipment and Saxlund’s more than 50 years of experience in delivering biomass handling systems we know that we can be instrumental in ensuring high availability and efficiency for our customers, says Christoph Groffmann, Managing Director of Saxlund International GmbH.


Saxlund International GmbH is part of Opcon’s Waste to Value initiative with a special focus on Waste Heat Recovery and bioenergy. Within the bioenergy sector, Opcon offers everything from the design of complete combined heat and power (CHP) plants to handling systems and incineration plants under the Saxlund brand.

 

Under the SRE Renergi brand, systems are supplied for cleaning and improved energy efficiency for bioenergy-powered district heating plants, sawmills, pellets producers and commercial greenhouses. The offer also includes flue gas condensation equipment for industrial activities as well as drying systems for biomass. The Opcon Group also supplies Opcon Powerbox for production of green electricity produced from hot water or wet steam.

 

For further information, please contact

Niklas Johansson, vice president, Investor Relations, Opcon AB, tel. +46 8-466
45 00,+46-70-592 54 53

Opcon AB,
Box 15085, 104 65 Stockholm, Sweden

Tel. +46 8-466 45 00, fax+46 8-716 76 61

e-mail: info@Opcon.se



www.Opcon.se



The Opcon Group

Opcon is an energy and environmental technology Group that develops, produces and markets systems and products for eco-friendly, efficient and resource-effective use of energy.



Opcon has
activities in Sweden, China, Germany and the UK. There are around 400 employees. The company’s shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm. The Group comprises two business areas:

 

Renewable Energy
focuses on the following areas: electricity generation based on waste heat, bioenergy-powered heating and CHP plants, pellets plants, drying of biomass, handling systems for biomass, sludge and natural gas, industrial cooling, flue gas condensation, treatment of flue gases and air systems for fuel cells.

 

Engine Efficiency
focuses on energy-efficient solenoid technology and ignition systems for combustion engines including ethanol, natural gas and biogas engines.