providing the best expertise when needed. It also serves customers through the Industrial Internet and remote solutions.
After lunch, the party visited Tampereen Sähkölaitos Oy at Hervanta, a wood-chip-fired heating plant hosted by Mr Kimmo Koivisto, Operation Manager, before departing to Valmet’s Energy and
Biotechnology R&D Centre where they were introduced to the work being carried out there by the Manager, Mr. Marko Palonen.
Order from Denmark It was also announced on Wednesday that Valmet and HOFOR Energiproduktion A/S have signed a contract regarding delivery of a biomass-fired boiler plant and related biofuel storage and conveyor systems to HOFOR’s Amagerværket heat and power plant in Copenhagen. The new power plant, valued at over 150 million Euros, will supply electricity
and heat for the needs of the Danish capital.
Valmet’s delivery includes a 500 MWf CYMIC boiler that uses Circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology, the district heat capacity of which will be 415 MJ/s. The power plant’s net electricity production capacity will be approximately 150 MW. The boiler will use a total of 1.2 million tons of sustainable wood chips per year.
In addition, Valmet’s delivery will include biofuel storage and conveyor systems, the capacity of which will be 105,000 cubic metres. The conveying system will feed the boiler with 900 cubic metres of wood chips in an hour, which corresponds to one 18 metre long truck with biofuel every six minutes, 24 hours per day.
“The HOFOR biomass plant will be by value Valmet’s largest boiler plant delivery so far. We have been able to use experiences
from earlier similar type of projects in the design. The plant will fulfil tightening environmental requirements by utilizing an efficient firing technique. This is an important order for our energy business and we estimate the employment impact to be about 1,000 man years, including both Valmet’s own and subcontractors’ work. For Valmet, the main employment impact will be in Tampere and Ulvila in Finland,” said Bertel Karlstedt, President, Pulp and Energy business line at Valmet.
The investment will support the climate plan of Copenhagen, according to which the city aims to become the first CO2-neutral capital in the world by 2025. Installation of the power plant is scheduled to begin in July, 2017, and the heat and power production will start in 2019. The boiler plant to be supplied by Valmet will help to reduce CO2- emissions from the plant by a total
of 1.2 million tons annually. “The investment supports HOFOR’s strategy to reduce CO2 emissions through environmentally-friendly and cost-efficient district heat production,” added Carsten Schneider, Project Director at HOFOR.
The tour concluded with a visit to Keravan Lämpövoima Oy’s Combined Heat and Power plant on Thursday morning hosted by Ms. Johanna Haverinen, Director, Customer Relations. On his return to England, Vince Maynard expressed his thanks to Valmet for enabling him to see at first-hand how the company’s biomass-fired plants operate in practice. He also congratulated the company on securing the important contract to help Copenhagen achieve CO2- neutrality by 2025. More information from www.valmet.com
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