E.ON selects KPA Unicon biomass boiler for Ingelsta heat plant
The Swedish subsidiary of Germany-headed energy major E.ON AG, E.ON Sverige AB, and KPA Unicon Oy have signed a contract for delivery of Unicon WT70 bioenergy plant with a capacity of 70 MW. The plant will be used as a peak- and backup plant in Ingelsta, Norrköping and will replace an existing oil-fired plant.
According to KPA Unicon, the delivery includes Unicon WT70 boiler island with equipment, automation, nitrogen oxide (NOx) purification (SNCR) and particle cleaning system (bag filter), and a stack. The plant’s emissions are to be monitored by continuous measurement and advanced flue gas cleaning systems ensure the plant’s environmental compliance.
The advanced technology solution allows the plant to use up to six different fuel types, four of which are different types of liquid biofuels. In addition, the plant will be capable to burn wood pellets and use light fuel oil as a reserve fuel. This provides the necessary flexibility and security of energy supply using currently the best available fuels.
The plant, the value of which has not been disclosed, will be handed over to E.ON Sverige at the beginning of 2022. There is also an option for another 70 MW boiler with wood pellet system.
We are pleased with E.ON’s confidence in the selection of KPA Unicon Oy multifuel plant in this size range. Our solution replaces a significant amount of fossil fuel considering strict environmental requirements. The interest in our solutions has increased in Sweden and we want to offer our neighbors BAT technology, Finnish quality, said Timo Valkeinen, Account Director, Scandinavia, KPA Unicon.