Saturday, 15 June 2013 21:15

OPCON: Saxlund and Kellve in cooperation on bioenergy order for Katrinefors Heat & Power

Saxlund Bioenergy AB, a subsidiary of Opcon (STO:OPCO), the energy and environmental technology Group, together with the main contractor Kellve Sweden AB, will be delivering the exterior material handling equipment for Katrinefors new CHP-plant. Saxlund’s part of the order value amounts to around 5 m SEK for the delivery of Saxlund’s well-established and robust material handling equipment including fuel silo, transport and screening systems. The entire system will be designed for handling primarily waste wood.

The new CHP-plant that is being constructed next to Metsä Tissue’s factory in Mariestad is a modern plant with the capacity to handle a range of different fuels for the production of process steam, electricity and the lionpart of the district heating needed in Mariestad’s district heating grid.

- Our robust and well-tried construction for material handling gives reliability and advantages when handling difficult materials like waste wood as they are going to do here. To work with Kellve who is a leading Swedish manufacturer of conveyors also mean that together we can offer tailor-made solutions of the utmost quality for maximum reliability, says Stefan Wallerman, managing Saxlund Bioenergy AB.

Saxlund and SRE are leading bioenergy brands and a part of Opcon’s Renewable Energy business area and its Waste To Value initiative with a special focus on Waste Heat Recovery and bioenergy. Within the bioenergy sector, Opcon offers everything from the design of complete combined heat and power (CHP) plants to handling systems and incineration plants under the Saxlund brand. Under the SRE brand, systems are supplied for treatment and improved energy efficiency for bioenergy-powered district heating plants, sawmills, pellets producers and commercial greenhouses. The offer also includes flue gas condensation equipment for industrial activities. The Opcon Group also supplies Opcon Powerbox for production of green electricity produced from hot water or wet steam.

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The Opcon Group

Opcon is an energy and environmental technology Group that develops, produces and markets systems and products for eco-friendly, efficient and resource-effective use of energy. Opcon has activities in Sweden, Germany and the UK. There are around 150 employees. The company’s shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm. The Group comprises one business area: Renewable Energy focuses on the following areas: electricity generation based on waste heat, bioenergy-powered heating and CHP plants, pellets plants, handling systems for biomass, sludge and natural gas, industrial cooling, flue gas condensation, treatment of flue gases and air systems for fuel cells.

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