Alstom Norway AS is to modernize the power plant at Norske Skog Skogn, one of the largest newsprint mills in Europe. The upgraded power plant will produce up to 55 GWh of electricity per year, which should lead to significant cost reductions at the mill.
The turbine has not been in operation since 2008 because of problems with the existing safety and control system, but after modernization of the unit it will be able to operate at full load, with greater reliable and improved availability and performance.
Last year, Skogn consumed 1.45 TWh of electrical power.
The fuel for their two furnaces and boilers are wood chips, demolition wood and sewage sludge.
Following the modernization project, excess steam from the plant will be routed to the turbine for energy production, and the power produced will replace electricity previously bought on the open market.
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