Vattenfall sells Helsingør CHP plant to Forsyning Helsingør

Swedish power company Vattenfall has agreed to the sale of Helsingør Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant, Denmark, to Danish utilities company Forsyning Helsingør.

The undisclosed-value purchase agreement schedules transfer of the plant for 30 June 2011.

Vattenfall took over Helsingør CHP in 2006, in conjunction with the acquisition of parts of what was then the Danish energy company ENERGI E2.

The CHP plant uses natural gas as fuel and has a capacity of 60MW of electricity and 60MWth of district heat — this is equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of about 62,500 households and the heat consumption of about 25,000 households.