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Valmet to supply biomass power plant to DONG Energy

Valmet has announced that it will supply a biomass power plant to DONG Energy's Asnæs Power Station in Kalundborg, Denmark. The 140 MWth plant is scheduled to be operational in 2019.

Artist rendering of the biomass plant for Asnæs Power Station (illustration courtesy Valmet).

Artist rendering of the biomass plant for Asnæs Power Station (illustration courtesy Valmet).

Finland-headed forest industry and energy technology major Valmet Oyj has announced that it will supply a biomass power plant to Danish energy utility DONG Energy’s Asnæs Power Station in Kalundborg, Denmark. The value of the order is approximately EUR 80 million. The plant is scheduled to be in commercial operation in late 2019.

Valmet is very pleased to be part of Denmark’s decarbonization program and selected technology partner for DONG Energy. DONG Energy has taken exemplary steps in converting its old coal-fired power plants to modern, more sustainable power plants which are 100 percent powered by renewable fuels, said Kai Mäenpää, Vice President, Energy Sales and Services Operations, Valmet.

According to a statement, delivery consists of a 140 MWth biomass-fired HYBEX power boiler plant featuring bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) technology. The parameters for the boiler are 50 kg/s, 100 bar and 540°C. Valmet DNA automation system covers the whole plant and includes also information management and safety related systems.

The delivery includes also flue gas treatment consisting of a baghouse filter, combustion air humidification, flue gas condensing, condensate treatment and a stack. Additionally, Valmet will supply associated equipment, complete power plant buildings above the ground as well as complete electrification and instrumentation.

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