International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Fortum Värme to supply a circulating fluidized bed boiler for the new Värtaverket combined heat and power plant in Stockholm, Sweden. The biomass boiler plant will be one of the largest of its kind worldwide. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2015.
The order includes the supply of a PowerFluid fluidized bed boiler with useful heat output of 330 MW, a flue gas cleaning plant, as well as the electrical and control systems. With the new plant from ANDRITZ Energy & Environment, which will cover the rising demand for district heating in Stockholm, fossil-based fuels like coal and oil can be replaced largely with eco-friendly biomass. When the biomass boiler plant is started up, the proportion of renewable fuels used at the Värtaverket power station will increase from 45% to 70%.
The heating generated in the new Värtaverket combined heat and power plant will be equivalent to the demand from a total of 190,000 households. Current investments by Fortum Värme make a substantial contribution towards placing Stockholm among the leading capital cities worldwide in terms of air quality. Fortum Värme’s goal is to supply Stockholm entirely with climate-neutral heat by 2030.