Graz, Austria, 05 July 2010 -- International technology Group Andritz has been awarded an order by E.ON to supply a 70 MW steam boiler island using biomass as fuel for E.ON’s Åbyverket power plant in Örebro, one of Sweden’s largest biofuel-fired cogeneration plants. The order value amounts to EUR 30 million. Start-up of the boiler is scheduled for the end of 2012.
The scope of supply comprises a steam boiler based on bubbling fluidized bed combustion technology (BFB), external fuel handling, flue-gas cleaning and flue-gas condensing, process and building electrification, instrumentation, boiler safety system, and control system application programming. Andritz’s BFB technology combines high fuel efficiency with excellent environmental performance; the biomass boiler for Örebro will reduce carbon emissions by 84,000 tons/year.
This order is part of E.ON’s energy efficiency program to enhance reliability of supply, increase energy efficiency, and reduce climate impact.
The Andritz Group is a globally leading supplier of plants and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other specialized industries (solid/liquid separation, feed, and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 13,000 employees worldwide. Andritz operates more than 120 production sites, service, and sales companies all around the world.
Andritz Pulp & Paper is a leading global supplier of turnkey systems and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, tissue paper, board, fiber-board, and nonwovens, as well as of biomass boilers and gasifiers for energy production. The technologies are used to process logs and annual fibers; produce chemical and mechanical pulps and recycled paper fibers; recover and reuse chemicals; generate energy from biomass; prepare paper machine furnish from virgin or recycled fibers; produce paper, tissue paper, and board; calender and coat paper; and to handle reject materials and sludges. Services include complete mill maintenance, equipment upgrades and rebuilds, engineered wear products, and spare parts.