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Dec 21, 2012

Saxlund awarded £2.35m order for biomass handling system in conversion of power plant to co-firing


Saxlund International GmbH, a fully-owned subsidiary of Opcon AB, has been given the responsibility for delivery of a state-of-the-art biomass handling system for yet another conversion of a coal-fired power plant for biomass co-firing in Berlin, Germany.
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Saxlund International GmbH, a fully-owned subsidiary of Opcon AB, the energy and environmental technology Group, has been given the responsibility for delivery of a state-of-the-art biomass handling system for yet another conversion of a coal-fired power plant for biomass co-firing in Berlin, Germany. The order follows on a similar order for another power plant, also in Berlin earlier this year.

 

The scope of the order is external and internal biomass handling systems, including wood reception areas as well as storage and conveyor systems. All designed for efficiency, minimum maintenance and high availability as well as low emission of dust and noise.

 

Total order value is close to 25 m SEK with delivery in late 2013.

 

- With the German "Energiewende" we expect more of these kind of projects in order 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. 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 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.