Biomass CHP projects launched

Biomass combustion and bulk materials handling firm Saxlund International working together with Axis Industries have announced two new biomass combustion projects to deliver combined heat and power (CHP) for customers in Estonia and Lithuania.

Under the €78 million ($85 million) agreement, Axis Industries will be responsible for full turnkey project delivery covering design, installation and commissioning and incorporating licenced technology from Saxlund International including furnaces, turbines and materials handling, together with flue gas condensation and cleaning.

The first project for Danpower Baltic, a joint venture between Danpower GmbH and Geco Investicijos, will provide a 5 MWe CHP plant burning wood chips to provide electricity and heat to the municipality of Kaunas in Lithuania. 

At Tallinn in Estonia, a larger project for the Utilitas energy company will deliver a 21.4 MWe CHP burning virgin wood chips mixed with up to 30% peat. The new power station will deliver some 20% of all heat demand to Tallinn municipality, as well as power to the grid, and incorporates three Saxlund 25 MW thermal furnaces. Both projects are due to be commissioned in 2016 with an expected return on investment in five years.

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