The Netherlands-headed biomass combustion technology providers HoSt has announced that it has been selected by ‘IKEA Industry Poland’ as the supplier of a 2.5 MWth wood waste boiler to replace an old biomass boiler at IKEA’s production site in Stepnica, Poland. Residual wood from furniture production is turned into renewable heat for the production process. The first fire is expected in October 2019.
Part of the Inter IKEA Group, IKEA Industry is the world’s largest producer of wood furniture. The furniture manufacturer has 39 production sites around the world including the Stepnica site in Poland. An important principle of IKEA Industry is not wasting a single piece of wood: all wood used for the products is sawn so that unnecessary waste is minimalized.
Residual wood from the furniture production, such as sawdust and wood shavings, is used as fuel and turned into renewable heat. After burning of the residual wood, the HoSt-boiler will supply the produced hot water with a temperature of 135 °C en 6 barg design pressure to the production process of the neighbouring IKEA furniture factory in Stepnica.
Low emissions and ATEX compliant
In addition to the 2.5 MWth fire-tube boiler, the scope of supply for HoSt includes the furnace with a capacity of 600 kg fuel per hour and the baghouse filter that ensures guaranteed low dust emissions of <5mg/Nm3. Because of dust fire- and explosion hazards, the wood-feeding system, with transport screws, and the fuel storage are fully compliant with ATEX explosion regulations.
Moreover, HoSt is responsible for the project supervision and commissioning. The value of the order has not been disclosed.