Germany-based boiler manufacturer Standardkessel Baumgarte GmbH (SBG), a subsidiary of Japan-headed JFE Engineering Corporation (JFEE) has announced that it has formally handed over the KKJ waste-to-energy (WtE) plant in Kaunas, Lithuania to the client UAB Kauno Kogeneracinė Jėgainė (KKJ).
UAB Kauno Kogeneracinė Jėgainė (KKJ) is a joint venture owned by Lithuanian energy company Lietuvos Energija and Fortum Heat Lietuva, a wholly-owned subsidary of Finland-headed energy major Fortum Oyj.
According to SBG, the handing over took place on June 22, 2020, as it was scheduled to.
First announced in 2015, SBG was awarded the contract for core technology in October 2017. The new combined heat and power (CHP) plant utilizes municipal solid waste (MSW) and has a combustion capacity of 270 000 tonnes per annum.
The 85 MWth (input) and 20 MWe plant will supply heat to the city of Kaunas district heating network and power to the grid, which it has fed into since April 2020.