Finland: Bio-Heating Amec Foster Wheeler Wins Contract for Bio-Fuelled Heating Plant

Editor: Alexander Stark

Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract by Lahti Energia Oy, a municipality-owned energy supplier, for the design, supply and assembly of a circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) steam generator plant for the new bio-fuelled heating plant, Kymijärvi III in Lahti, Finland.

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“For many years, Lahti Energia has successfully utilised Amec Foster Wheeler technologies and services at the Kymijärvi power plant."
“For many years, Lahti Energia has successfully utilised Amec Foster Wheeler technologies and services at the Kymijärvi power plant."
(Source: Amec Foster Wheeler)

London/UK — Under the contract, the company will deliver the 158 MW thermal CFB unit with flue gas cleaning and other auxiliary equipment including assembly and commissioning. The multi-fuel steam generator will be designed to burn up to 100 % bio-fuel, which will consist mainly of wood chips from forest residues and forest industry by-products. It is also designed to use peat and coal as additional and/or alternative fuels.

Eero Seesvaara, Managing Director of Lahti Energia said: “The Kymijärvi III bio-heating plant is a big step towards carbon free energy production not only for Lahti Energia but also for the City of Lahti. This investment will provide strong support for the local economy and employment as part of the domestic fuel supply chain. The smooth execution of construction is very important for us. For that reason, we are very pleased to work with a well-known contractor like Amec Foster Wheeler.”

Lahti Energia is a diversified energy concern focusing on energy economy and new technologies. Its products include electricity, district heat, natural gas, process energy for industry and services for energy production and use. The company is investing strongly for renewables with plans to increase wind power capacity by five folds in following two years and replace coal with biofuels in heat production by 2020.

In 2016 Lahti Energia had a turn-over of € 174.4 million and employed 204 people.

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