Valmet will supply a biofuel-fired power plant and related flue gas cleaning and condensing systems to Borås Energi och Miljö’s new energy and environmental center in Sobacken, Borås, Sweden. The new plant will support the strategy of the city of Borås to become a fossil fuel -free city.
The order is included in Valmet‘s third quarter 2016 orders received. The value of the order is about EUR 60 million. For Valmet the main employment impact of the project will be in Tampere, Finland.
Installation works are scheduled to begin in July, 2017. Heat production is scheduled to start in 2019.
“When an over 50-year-old heat and power plant is replaced, environment, flexibility and efficiency are extremely important in order to build something truly sustainable. We are happy and proud to start collaboration with Valmet, since sustainability plays a central role in their business strategy. We are convinced that thanks to Valmet’s influence the energy and environmental center in Borås won’t become only a new heating and power plant, but also an environmental plant that will act as an example and a reference for future investments,” says Gunnar Peters, Managing Director at Borås Energi och Miljö.
“Valmet’s fluidized bed technology suits well in utilizing various fuels like biomass and waste in power and heat production. This plant will fulfill future environmental demands through high efficiency, good fuel flexibility and reliable operation. We are very thankful for the trust and look forward to deliver this sustainable energy project in close cooperation with Borås Energi och Miljö,” says Anders Bergqvist, Director Scandinavia at Valmet.
Technical information about the delivery
Valmet’s delivery scope includes a 120 MW biofuel-fired HYBEX boiler utilizing fluidized bed (BFB) technology. The combination of controlled combustion temperature, low excess air and “staged” combustion provides the favorable conditions for meeting strict environmental requirements. The fuel used will be various biomass, mainly forest residue, bark and wood chips. The delivery will also include flue gas cleaning and condensing systems.