Norway-headed Geminor AS, one of northern Europe’s largest supplier of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) has announced that it has been awarded a four-year contract extension to supply 55 000 tonnes of RDF per annum to the Hafslund owned Bio-El Fredrikstad AS energy recovery facility in Østfold county, Norway.
According to a statement, the household and industrial waste feedstock will be sourced from Thorncliffe in Wales, UK. Geminor will manage haulage, shipment, and recovery through the Port of Immingham. More than 1 000 tonnes of pre-treated RDF will be shipped every week via empty load return logistics with DFDS Seaways, accounting for the energy facility’s entire fuel requirements.
Using circulating fluidised bed (CFB) combustion technology, the agreement will see feedstock effectively recovered to generate 160 GWh of energy annually – 100 GWh heat, 80 GWh steam, and 35 GWh electricity. The electricity is exported directly to the grid, while heat is sent to the local district heating grid. Steam is delivered via pipelines to the local industrial cluster.
Since 2015, we have worked in close partnership with the Bio-El Fredrikstad AS energy recovery facility to supply and recovered more than 100,000 tonnes of high-quality RDF material. Extending this contract is great news for Geminor reflecting our commitment to delivering exceptional service and minimal costs for clients worldwide, commented Kjetil Vikingstad, Managing Director of Geminor AS.
On-site size reduction
By diverting waste from landfill, the project is classed as both sustainable and environmentally-friendly.
At Geminor, we continue to innovate, improving processes and streamlining efficiencies to deliver the best possible client solutions. We’re looking forward to continuing our relationship with Bio-El Fredrikstad AS and maintaining a sustainable feedstock supply to generate district heating for the local community and energy for local industry, said Vikingstad.
As a sole supplier to the Østfold county plant, Geminor operates on-site state-of-the-art RDF shredding equipment to reduce RDF size from 300 mm to 100 mm. This process allows less refined material to be collected from UK suppliers – improving cost-efficiency and increasing feedstock availability.
By working with Geminor, we are expecting a reliable volume of RDF feedstock that meets our requirements and ensures our facility continues to operate at maximum efficiency, 24 hours a day. Geminor’s commitment to process innovation; including the use of empty load return logistics, an ever-expanding network of global suppliers and efforts to minimise costs and maximises efficiencies. As such, when it came to renewing our supply contract, Geminor was the stand-out partner for Bio-El Fredrikstad, said Lise Heien Langaard, CEO, Bio-El Fredrikstad AS.