KPA Unicon sign wood power plant contract with Termoflorestal

KPA Unicon to deliver a wood powder power plant to Termoflorestal in Juncal, Portugal

Termoflorestal LDA and KPA Unicon have signed a contract of Unicon Altius 5 MWe power plant delivery to Juncal, Porto de Mos, Portugal. Termoflorestal LDA is new company related to the Justo SGPS Group. The power plant will operate on dry wood dust and provide power for the local electricity grid as well as steam for biomass drying process at the neighboring pellet plant.  The plant will be handed over to the customer in November 2018. Earlier in spring KPA Unicon announced big contracts with a paper industry in Chile and and a powerplant in Finland.

The contract covers the design of the power plant, the delivery of the main process equipment, including a boiler with auxiliary systems, turbine, generator, condensation system, flue gas cleaning equipment and a high-tech PlantSys system that enables remote operation and monitoring of the plant.

Termoflorestal LDA is responsible for land planning and foundation works, buildings, steel structures, ducts and piping which will be purchased in accordance with the KPA Unicon’s design and initial data. Termoflorestal LDA performs installation works under the KPA Unicon’s construction management and installation supervision. KPA Unicon ensures the commissioning of the power plant and training of the personnel.

KPA Unicon and Termoflorestal LDA have jointly optimized the concept of the project, it will utilize the advantages of both parties, which will ensure cost-effective and responsible energy production.

Powder burners

The power plant will use burners for dry and pulverized biomass burning, based on the “Unicon Pellet” technology developed by KPA Unicon.

“Biomass-based boiler plants using this combustion technology are built mainly in Scandinavian countries, so it is great to have exported our technological know-how to other parts of southern Europe,” says Olli-Pekka Aarnio, Key Account Manager KPA Unicon.

“Dust combustion technology brings this project to a very special synergy effect, because the power plant will use as fuel a part of already dried and ground biomass dust from the neighboring pellet plant. This is a logistically ideal solution that saves fuel and ensures high efficiency with a small carbon footprint”, Aarnio continues.

“The decision to choose KPA Unicon to supply our thermoelectric power station, relies essentially on the high performance of its technological solutions with more than 25 years’ experience from all over the world,” Says Rui Carrera, administrator of Termoflorestal LDA.

About Termoflores

Termoflorestal LDA is new company which is put up for this power plant project. Termoflorestal as company has strong relationship to the Justo SGPS Group, with the necessary confidence for such an investment.

About KPA

Finland based KPA Unicon is specialized in customized and modular boiler plant projects for  biomass and fossil fuels.  KPA Unicon has got several orders last months.  In March 29 the company announced a 30 t/h  biomass-fired steam boiler plant to Cartulinas CMPC carton board mill in Valdivia, Chile including a 5 year maintenance contract. In February they signed two contracts one with  Turku Energia in Finland for a turn key steam production plant  and one delivery of a  biomass-fired steam boiler plant to Metsä Tissue paper mill Nyboholm, Sweden

@This article is published by 2017-05-08 and based on a pressrelease which has ben edited by Lennart Ljungblom. BcB is a leading news site for bioenergy related business, on line since 2014.