Aker Kvaerner to build biofuel boiler

Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a $50m contract for the supply of a large biofuel-fired boiler plant to Övik Energi.



Aker Kvaerner has been awarded $50m for the supply of a large biofuel-fired boiler plant to Övik Energi. The boiler plant will be employed at Övik Energi’s new power plant being built close to the town of Örnsköldsvik, Sweden.



Övik Energi is a community-owned, limited company, which produces district heating locally, as well as electricity for the national grid. Övik Energi is expanding its power plant to increase capacity. The new power boiler will also lead to a significant increase in the use of biofuels.




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.