Biomass boiler from Valmet to replace coal in Dong Asnaes Power station

Valmet to supply a biomass power plant and an automation system to DONG Energy in Denmark

Valmet will supply a biomass power plant to DONG Energy’s Asnaes Power Station located in Kalundborg, Denmark. By converting its electricity and heat production from coal to sustainable biomass at the Asnaes Power Station, DONG will take an important step in reducing its CO2 emissions. 

The order is included in Valmet’s second quarter 2017 orders received. The value of the order is approximately EUR 80 million. The plant is scheduled to be in commercial operation in late 2019.

“Valmet is very pleased to be part of Denmark’s decarbonization program and selected technology partner for DONG Energy” states Kai Mäenpää, Vice PresidentEnergy Sales and Services Operations, Valmet.

The Danish state support for the project has been approved by The European Commission (EC). DONG Energy Thermal Power A/S will receive DKK 422 million (US$63.7 million). 

The EC said that its investigation found that the aid will help further EU environmental and energy targets and that the support is limited to what is needed. Specifically, the aid amounts to 33 percent of the eligible costs, which is below the 45 percent allowed. In addition, the EC found that the project will not lead to undue distortions of competition in the electricity market.

Details about Valmet’s delivery

Valmet’s delivery consists of a 140 MWth biomass-fired HYBEX power boiler plant featuring bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) technology. The parameters for the boiler are 50 kg/s, 100 bar and 540°C. Valmet DNA automation system covers the whole plant and includes also information management and safety related systems.

The delivery includes also flue gas treatment consisting of a baghouse filter, combustion air humidification, flue gas condensing, condensate treatment and a stack. Additionally, Valmet will supply associated equipment, complete power plant buildings above the ground as well as complete electrification and instrumentation.

Asnaes CHP power station will convert from coal to biomass

About DONG Energy 

Headquartered in Denmark, DONG Energy is one of Northern Europe’s leading energy groups. It develops, constructs and operates offshore wind farms, generates power and heat from its power stations as well as supplies and trades in energy to wholesale, business and residential customers. The group has approximately 5,800 employees and in 2016 generated revenue of DKK 61 billion (EUR 8.2 billion). 

About Valmet

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Valmet’s technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of customers’ processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy. 

Valmet’s net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion and have 12,000 professionals around the world. Valmet’s head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. 

@This article is published by 2017-06-30, updated 5 July 2017, edited by Lennart Ljungblom and is based on different press releases. BcB is since 2014 a leading news site for bioenergy related business.