Saxlund group subsidiary Hotab signs biomass heating contract

ILC Construction AS has placed an order worth NOK 35 million (€3.91m) with Pilum, the energy and environmental technology Group’s subsidiary Hotab Biosystems , for a turnkey subcontracting solution to deliver a heating plant to the Oslofjord Convention Centre in Stokke, Norway to provide district heating for the convention centre.  

Oslofjord Convention Centre in Stokke is adding 1,600 new hotel rooms and a large sports centre planned for completion in 2020.

The sports complex will consist of a multi-use hall of 10,000 m2, full-scale ice hockey hall and an indoor swimming pool so its energy needs will be considerable.  The existing conference building itself is also adding capacity so when construction is completed, the entire Convention Centre’s facility will cover 160 000 m2.

Eco solution

Pillum AB’s new CEO Stefan Wallerman explained that Oslofjord Convention Centre wanted an environmentally-friendly, eco solution to its reduce environmental impact and that is why they selected the biomass combustion heating plant, which primarily uses wood chips and bio-oil.

Wallerman said: “It is with pride we take on this project together with ILC Construction. We supply equipment that is critical to ensure high availability, efficiency and flexibility for our customers. Our customer is expanding the Oslofjord Convention Center and therefore needs a new heating plant for district heating. The customer has chosen to build a bioenergy plant to reduce environmental impact.”

According to Kjetil Risa, conductor technology and director of ILC Construction, said: “Hotab was chosen to be our supplier after conducting a comprehensive evaluation based on price and quality.”  


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