Steinmüller Babcock receives order for Waste-to-Energy plant Salo in Finland

Gummersbach, 28. February 2019. HZI Steinmüller GmbH, based in Gummersbach/Germany, has been awarded the contract for the extended boiler lot of the Salo Waste-to-Energy plant in southwestern Finland. The scope of supply and services includes the planning, delivery, installation and commissioning of the boiler system including grate firing, turbine, electrical and control technology as well as the boiler house. The contractor is the project company Lounavoima Oy, which was founded especially for the construction and operation of the plant by the municipal waste management company Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto Oy and the municipal district heating company Salon Kaukolämpö Oy. Commissioning of the plant is planned for the end of 2020.

In the single-line plant, up to 120,000 t of municipal and commercial waste from the cities of Turku and Salo will be thermally recycled each year. After commissioning, the plant generates 180 – 190 GWh of heat, which are fed into the local district heating network. This corresponds to 90 % of the total district heating required in the city of Salo. Likewise, 72 GWh of electricity are fed into the public grid every year.

Photo: In 2021, 90% of the required district heating of the city of Salo will be generated in the new Waste-to-Energy plant. © Picture: Lounavoima Oy