Finland-headed material handling and size reduction specialist BMH Technology Oy has announced that it has recently signed a contract with compatriot municipal energy company Kokkolan Energia Oy for the delivery and installation of a biomass fuel handling system.
BMH Technology’s system will double the power plant’s fuel receiving and the fuel storage capacity at the plant will increase fourfold.
Furthermore, the new biomass fuel handling system will help Kokkolan Energia reduce the use of peat as fuel and increase the use of renewable energy.
With this investment in a biomass fuel handling system, we are pleased to be able to respond to our customers’ demands for renewable energy. This is a significant investment on our road towards carbon-neutral energy production said Tommi Korpi, interim CEO at Kokkolan Energia.
The scope of delivery includes a biomass fuel receiving station from where the fuel is conveyed to screening, an automatic sampling system, and a silo storage equipped with an internal reclaimer and conveyors.
BMH will also deliver external conveyors which transport the fuel from the silo storage to an existing conveyor leading to the boiler.
The biomass fuel handling system will be delivered, installed, and handed over by the end of 2024.
According to Kokkolan Energia, the budget for the total investment is estimated to be around EUR 10 million, of which BMH Technology’s delivery accounts for EUR 8 million.
With the new biomass fuel handling system Kokkolan Energia can reduce the use of fossil fuels. We are pleased to continue our long cooperation with Kokkolan Energia and are eagerly looking forward to delivering this system. We have already delivered several this magnitude biomass fuel handling systems reducing the use of peat and gas, said Ari Nyrökorpi, SVP of BMH Technology.