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Örkelljunga orders 250 kW ORC-turbine from Againity

Againity AB, a Swedish developer of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology has announced that Örkelljunga Fjärrvärmeverk AB, a Swedish municipality-owned district heating company has placed an order for a 250 kW ORC turbine.

The Swedish district heating provider Örkelljunga Fjärrvärme AB is the latest company to invest in an ORC turbine from Againity AB. David Frykerås (left), CEO of Againity and Stefan Jacobsson, CEO of Örkelljunga Fjärrvärmeverk AB, look forward to increasing the share of renewable electricity generation in Sweden (photo courtesy Againity).

Örkelljunga Fjärrvärme AB operates two woodchip boilers of 7 and 3.5 MWth respectively that together produce around 35 GWh of heat per annum. The ORC turbine will be installed in autumn 2018 and will be Againity’s seventh installation in Sweden. With an ORC turbine, the biomass from local forests will be transformed into green electricity at Örkelljunga’s heating plant.

We are happy both to be able to make a financially good investment, for the environmental gains and not least to be part of leading the development forward. The owners, board and management are all united behind the investment decision, said Stefan Jacobsson, CEO of Örkelljunga Fjärrvärmeverk.

The turbine’s capacity of 250 kW electricity corresponds to the average need of 440 houses or the effect of 18 000 m2 of solar PV panels, with the important difference that the turbine produces the most electricity in the winter when demand and spot prices are highest.

We are pleased to be given the opportunity to deliver a 250 kW ORC to Örkelljunga Fjärrvärme AB. It’s great to see that several district heating plants are investing in ORC technology after that we have a number of machines in operation that demonstrate high availability and stable production, said David Frykerås, CEO of Againity.

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