New pellet heating plant for Finland
Tampere Energy is building a pellet heating plant following the signing of an agreement with MW of Power.
As the largest pellet plant in Finland, the facility will produce 33MW of thermal power and an old boiler at the existing site will be replaced by a new boiler provided by Metso.
The project is expected to cost in excess of €8.2 million and the ministry of employment is investing 1.42 million into the development.
The plant is expected to come online at the end of this year and the technology will be the first of its kind in the country.
Dust combustion technology will be combined with MW Power boiler equipment, with pellet fuel being grounded into dust in separate grinding mills before being processed and burned in the boiler.
‘Previously, peak-load plants have been used in technology due to the lack of fossil fuels. Tampere Energy brings new opportunities for the Finnish district heating production change towards sustainable development objectives, to strengthen the sale of heat,’ says development manager Timo Heinonen of Tampere Energy.