Saxlund International GmbH, a subsidiary of Opcon AB, the energy and environmental technology Group, has been awarded a material handling contract from Doosan Babcock Ltd., the main supplier for E.ON’s new biomass power station in Gardanne, France. E.ON’s new biomass power station “Provence 4 Biomasse” will have an installed effect of 150 MW and is the largest single biomass project in France so far, expected to help improve the regional CO2 balance with some 600 000 tonnes per year.
The scope includes delivery, supervision during installation and start-up services of a complete waste-wood distribution system with several silos, rotor discharge machines and conveyors. Delivery will begin in 2013 with start-up in 2014. Total order value is over 25 m SEK.
“I am very happy to be able to help E.ON and Doosan Babcock Ltd. in this large project in France. Saxlund has around 60 years of experience in biomass, recycling and treatment of wastewater. With extensive operations in Germany, the UK and Sweden, we can offer innovative and well-tested solutions within most applications and we know that we can be instrumental in ensuring high availability and efficiency for our customers”, says Christoph Groffmann, Managing Director of Saxlund International GmbH.
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.