Spanish engineering solutions company Sugimat will supply a turnkey biomass steam boiler to Europe's largest olive oil producer.
The biomass boiler, with an equivalent thermal power of 11 MW, will be fitted at the San Miguel Arcángel factory in the city of Jaen in southern Spain. It will be designed by the German company ERK, of which Sugimat is the only licensee in Spain. Alongside the heater, Sugimat will supply other components for the complete installation of the plant, including the combustion system with a pusher grate (the company's technology), the control system and the smoke treatment system to guarantee the quality of emissions in the atmosphere.
San Miguel Arcángel is the largest olive marc producer in Europe. The biomass derived from the process of extracting oil from olives is characterised by its high calorific value. Sugimat's biomass boiler, with an operating guarantee of 8,000 hours per year, will replace the site's current equipment and will prevent the use of diesel oil.