Valmet delivers biomass plant to Denmark - integral to climate plan of Copenhagen

Valmet delivers biomass plant to Denmark - integral to climate plan of Copenhagen

Sep 8, 2016
Renewables & smart grid
Bioenergy & biofuels

Valmet has signed a historic contract for delivering of a biomass-fired boiler plant and related biofuel storage and conveyor systems to HOFOR Energiproduktion A/S’s heat and power plant in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The value of the order is over EUR 150 million, which is Valmet ‘s biggest ever boiler plant delivery in value. The employment impact of the contract is roughly 1000 man years, including both Valmet's own and subcontractors' work. For Valmet in Finland the main employment impact will be in Tampere and Ulvila.

Part of Copenhagen’s carbon-neutral climate plan

HOFOR's Amagerværket power plant will supply electricity and heat for Copenhagen, and 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 the year 2025.

"The investment supports HOFOR's strategy to reduce CO2 emissions through environmentally friendly and cost-efficient district heat production," says Carsten Schneider, Project Director at HOFOR.

Valmet’s boiler plant, which will start in 2019, will help to reduce CO2-emissions by a total of 1.2 million tons annually. The plant’s district heat capacity will be 415 MJ/s and net electricity production capacity approximately 150 MW. The boiler will use a total of 1.2 million tons of sustainable wood chips per year. The new boiler plant will replace an old 600 MW coal-fired plant.

Source: Valmet

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