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Saxlund wins bioenergy contract in the UK

Energy and environmental technology group Opcon has won a major bioenergy contract for Saxlund's fuel handling and biomass combustion technology in the UK. The order value amounts to around SEK35 million (€3.9 million) with commissioning in 2015.

The project, which is a joint development between Saxlund in Sweden and the UK, will see Saxlund will provide the fuel handling system, with push floor and conveyers, in addition to a biomass combustion boiler with an integrated high pressure steam boiler, all for a system utilising waste wood as a fuel.

'We see growth in this sector in the UK and in terms of renewable energy and sustainability, waste wood is an obvious route to take and is an area in which the biofuel sector needs to further develop,' says Stefan Wallerman, Saxlund Bioenergy MD and responsible for bioenergy within Opcon.

Saxlund is part of Opcon's renewable energy business and waste-to-value initiative. Within the bioenergy sector, Opcon offers a range of services from the design of combined heat and power (CHP) plants to handling systems and biomass energy plants under the Saxlund brand.





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