MW Power wins 8th modular CHP order in Germany
MW Power recently won a contract to supply German-based Heizkraftwerk Zwickau Süd with a modular combined heat and power (CHP) plant to be built in Zwickau near Leipzig. The plant will be fired on forest residue and wood-based landscaping material and will be capable of generating a maximum of 10 MWth of district heat for the local municipality and 5 MW of electricity for the grid.
This is the eighth order for a complete modular CHP plant fired on biomass to be won in Germany by MW Power, a joint venture between Metso and Wärtsilä. In addition to Germany, MW Power has delivered its Biopower plants to customers in Finland, Sweden, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Belarus, and Ireland.
MW Power’s biomass-fired Biopower plants are based on well-proven standardised components that can be delivered and installed quickly; and thanks to their highly automated design, they can be operated unmanned around the clock.
The company’s Biopower plants incorporate either patented BioGrate or bubbling fluidised bed (BFB) combustion technology, designed for the efficient combustion of moist wood fuels, such as forest residue, with high combustion efficiency and low NOx and CO2 emissions.
Local decentralised generation of electricity and heat in one and the same plant offers significant environmental advantages and is a highly efficient way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
MW Power offers medium- and small-scale power and heating plant solutions for sustainable energy generation, focusing on the flexible utilisation of local renewables, together with service capabilities. For more on the company’s offering, see our article or check out their Web site.
For more on MW Power’s parent companies, see Metso’s and Wärtsilä’s Web sites.
|MW Power’s eighth biomass-fired modular CHP plant in Germany is due to start generating electricity in late 2012. Photo courtesy of MW Power.