Aker Kvaerner contract for green energy production

Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a contract for the supply of a large biofuel-fired boiler plant to Övik Energi AB, for its new power plant being built close to the town of Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. The contract value to Aker Kvaerner is approximately EUR 50 million.

Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a contract for the supply of a large biofuel-fired boiler plant to Övik Energi AB, for its new power plant being built close to the town of Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. The contract value to Aker Kvaerner is approximately EUR 50 million.
 
Övik Energi AB is a community-owned, limited company, which produces district heating locally, as well as electricity for the national net. Övik Energi AB is now expanding its power plant to increase capacity. The new power boiler will also lead to a significant increase in the use of biofuels. 
 
"This contract illustrates how the effective use of alternative fuels in energy production is growing. This choice of biofuels supports the EU's ambitions to cut carbon dioxide emissions, and increase energy production based on renewable fuels rather than fossil fuels," says Lennart Ohlsson, president of Kvaerner Power. 
 
Kvaerner Power, part of the Aker Kvaerner group, will supply the power boiler, which utilises bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) combustion technology, and will burn biofuels. The boiler will have a steam capacity of 130 megawatts and steam data of 540ºC and 139 bar. The delivery includes engineering, procurement and construction of the power boiler, the boiler building, and the electricity & instrumentation systems. The new boiler plant will be ready in late 2008. 

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