Valmet to supply a flue gas cleaning and heat recovery plant to Kotkan Energia’s waste-to-energy plant in Korkeakoski, Finland
Valmet will supply a flue gas cleaning and heat recovery plant to Kotkan Energia’s waste-to-energy plant in Korkeakoski, Finland. The investment will enable Kotkan Energia to recover energy from the water vapor in flue gas and increase its district heat production capacity.
The order is included in Valmet’s fourth quarter 2018 orders received. The value of this kind of order is typically between EUR 2-10 million. The new flue gas cleaning and heat recovery plant will start up in October 2019.
“This investment will take us another step closer to CO2 neutral production. Our greenhouse gas emissions will decrease by 4,000 tons annually, corresponding to over 10,000 return flights between Helsinki and Ivalo in Lapland, a distance of over 1,000 km. Also, our resource efficiency will improve significantly. The amount of peat, oil and other fuels that will not be combusted corresponds to the annual consumption of heating 1,500 single-family homes,” says Timo Aaltonen, Managing Director, Kotkan Energia Oy.
“The order is a continuation to the heat recovery plants that Valmet has supplied earlier to waste-to-energy plants. And this is our second identical delivery to Kotkan Energia, as we supplied a flue gas cleaning and heat recovery plant to its recycled fuel boiler in 2009,” remarks Risto Hämäläinen, Director, Environmental Systems, Valmet.
The waste-to-energy plant in Korkeakoski utilizes household waste as energy to replace natural gas imported from Russia. The plant started its commercial operation in 2009 and has a production capacity of approximately 260 GWh.
Information about Valmet’s delivery
Valmet’s delivery consists of a flue gas cleaning and heat recovery plant, including circulation pumps and a district heat exchanger. Additionally, the delivery includes a blower rebuild and a new stack. Condensate treatment is optional.
The delivery covers plant engineering, procurement, manufacturing, haulage, installation, commissioning and training. Also, Valmet is responsible for basic electrical and automation engineering, as well as motor and instrument deliveries.
Information about the customer Kotkan Energia Oy
Kotkan Energia Oy is an energy group wholly owned by the city of Kotka. Its business is divided between energy production, district heat services and electricity networks. In addition to the parent company, the group consists of two subsidiaries: Karhu Voima Verkko Oy and Karhu Voima Palvelu Oy. The company’s main products are district heat, industrial steam and electricity, and waste-to-energy services.