Aug 28 2017
KPA Unicon to supply biomass power plant to Grubišno Polje, Croatia
Energostatik d.o.o and KPA Unicon have signed a contract on the supply of Unicon Altius 5 MWe biomass power plant to Grubišno Polje in Croatia. The plant will generate electricity to the local power grid and heat to the nearby wood processing plant. Wood biomass is used as fuel. The new power plant will be handed over to the customer in the fall of 2018. The developer of the project is the French company Akuo Energy.
KPA Unicon delivers the power plant on an EPC turn-key contract basis. The scope of supply includes design, civil engineering and foundation works, building, steel structures, all main and process equipment, installation work, commissioning and training of the personal. The contract also includes a high-tech PlantSys system which enables remote support, operation and monitoring of the plant. The parties have also agreed on a 14-year operation and maintenance contract.
The plant design is based on KPA Unicon’s Biograte combustion technology. Unicon Biograte is a proven and reliable combustion technology with over 100 references.
” Akuo Energy also want´s us to take responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the plant”, comments Kari Liukko, Energy Business Director of KPA Unicon.
“As a project developer, it was crucial to Akuo Energy to choose an EPC partner who can support project development with economical technology, efficient plant performance and project delivery capabilities.”, says Emil Bakic, director of Akuo Energy MED.
The power plant construction has been ongoing since December 2016. Laying of the foundation stone was celebrated in Grubišno Polje on May 19, 2017 in the presence of representatives of the central and local governments as well as the Finnish Embassy. At the ceremony, KPA Unicon was represented by Pekka Kovanen, Chairman of the Board, and Arttu Laitinen, Key Account Manager of KPA Unicon.
Akuo Energy is a leading French independent renewable energy power producer. Akuo Energy is present across the whole value chain, including project development, financing, construction, and operation. As of end-2016, Akuo Energy had invested USD 1.9 billion for a total capacity of 960 MW in operation and under construction and over 2 GW in projects being developed. Energostatik d.o.o is Akuo Energy’s project company in Croatia.