Biomass Power Plants in Sweden - A to M
Location: Orebo
Operator: E.ON Sverige AB
Configuration: 1 X 24.5 MW, 1 X 106 MW CHP
Operation: 1974-2012
Fuel: wood, coal, oil, peat
Boiler supplier: Gotaverken, Andritz
T/G supplier: Stal, Kanis
Quick facts: In Aug 2010, E.ON announced plans to replace Unit-1 at Abyverket . This two-unit facility uses biomass and peat to supply Orebro, Kumla and Hallsberg with heat and hot water. In Jan 2013, boiler went into operation and the turbine followed in spring 2014. The Abyverket Bio70 project cost about SEK 1bn.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON
Posted 15 Apr 2015

Location: Gavleborg
Operator: Alvsbyns Energi AB
Configuration: 1 X 3 MW CHP
Operation: 2008
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: KMW Energi
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: KMW Energi
Quick facts: This CHP plant was installed in the fall of 2008 to supply about 26,5000 people living in a small city in south eastern Sweden. Thermal power is 14 MWt. Annual heat production is about 73 GW of heat and 11 GWh of electricity.

Photograph courtesy of Alvsbyns Energi AB
Posted 7 Jan 2017

Bomhus Energi
Location: Gavleborg
Operator: Bomhus Energi AB
Configuration: 1 X 90 MW CHP
Operation: 2013
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Metso
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: AF Group
Quick facts: Bomhus Energi AB is a JV of Korsnäs AB and Gävle Energi AB. The unit replaced an old boiler at the Korsnäs forestry products production works. The BFB boiler plus flue-gas cleaning equipment and condensation system was ordered from Metso in Oct 2010 for €50mn. ABB supplied the automation and electrification systems.

Photograph courtesy of Gävle Energi AB
Posted 27 Apr 2013

Location: Stockholm
Operator: Växjö Energi AB
Configuration: 1 X 42 MW CHP
Operation: 1997
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Pyropower
T/G supplier: ABB Stal
Quick facts: This power station in Märsta, in Sigtuna municipality, and Hässelby plant, are the two main production plants in the 264km northwestern heating grid in the Stockholm area. The grid supplies the municipalities of Sigtuna, Arlanda, Upplands Väsby, Vällingby, Järvafältet and Sollentuna. About 350,000 tpy of wood is used to supply about 763 GWh heat and 393 GWh electricity each year. Construction began on 29 Nov 1994 and completed in Feb 1997. In 2002, a heat gas condensation unit was installed.

Photograph courtesy of Fortum
Posted 29 Dec 2012

Location: Västerbotten
Operator: Umeå Energi
Configuration: 1 X 30 MW CHP
Operation: 2009
Fuel: wood, biomass, peat
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Austrian Energy & Environment
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: PEAB, NCC, Quadro Construction, Umea Construction
Quick Facts: Dåva-2 is Norrland's largest cogeneration plant based on solid fuels. These include logging residues, wood chips, bark, sawdust and peat. Unit capacity is 30 MWe and 75 MWt. The decision to build the unit was made in Sep 2005 and it was opened on 7 May 2010.

Photograph by John Gunseus and courtesy of Umeå Energi AB
Posted 4 Nov 2006

Location: Västergötland
Operator: E.ON Sverige AB
Configuration: 1 X 2 MW CHP
Operation: 2007
Fuel: wood, refuse
Boiler supplier: KMW Energi
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: KMW Energi
Quick facts: Tidaholm is a small city in south-central Sweden that was home to the Vulcan match factory, which became the world's largest.

Photograph courtesy of Tidaholms Energi AB
Posted 8 Nov 2008

Location: Ostergotland
Operator: E.ON Sverige AB
Configuration: 1 X 11 MW, 1 X 89 MW
Operation: 1983
Fuel: wood, coal, refuse, tires
Boiler supplier: Tampella
T/G supplier: Siemens
Quick facts: The Handelo plant was repowered with a CFB boiler in 1993.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON Sverige AB
Posted 29 Apr 2007

Location: Stockholm
Operator: Söderenergi AB
Configuration: 1 X 85 MW CHP
Operation: 2009
Fuel: wood, waste wood, biomass
Boiler supplier: Foster Wheeler Energia
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: WSP, Foster Wheeler, YIT
Quick facts: This unit was inaugurated on 17 Mar 2010 by King Carl XVI Gustaf. It is Sweden's largest bio-fueled CHP to date and cost SEK2.4bn. The planning application was filed in Dec 2006, construction began in May 2007, and commercial operation was in Dec 2009. The stack is 110m tall. Fuel is sourced from all over Sweden and can be delivered by ship, rail, and truck. Söderenergi produces district heating for 300,000 customers in the southern Stockholm area along with electricity for the grid. The company is owned by Telge AB (42%) and Södertörns Energi AB (58%), a holding company owned by the municipalities of Huddinge and Botkyrka.

Photograph by Florian Sander and courtesy of Söderenergi AB
Posted 27 Oct 2010

Location: Västergötland
Operator: Karlskoga Kraftvarmeverk AB
Configuration: 1 X 15 MW CHP
Operation: 1997
Fuel: wood, MSW, peat, oil, MSM
Boiler supplier: Gotaveken, Noell
T/G supplier: ABB Stal
Quick facts: This CHP is a wholly owned subsidiary of Karlskoga Energi & Miljo AB. Steam is supplied to a 108km DHS with around 1,500 regular customers in Karlskoga plus some industrial users in Bjorkborns industrial park. Throuput is about 100,000 tpy of solid fuels. The orginal heating plant dates to 1986, it was later fitted with a repurposed steam set.

Photograph courtesy of Karlskoga Kraftvärmeverk AB
Posted 20 May 2015

Location: Västergötland
Operator: Katrinefors Kraftvarme AB
Configuration: 1 X 9.5 MW CHP
Operation: 2002
Fuel: wood, papermill waste and sludge
Boiler supplier: Foster Wheeler Energia
T/G supplier: B+V
EPC: Foster Wheeler Energia
Quick facts: This CHP came online in Dec 2009 as Sweden's largest bio-fueled CHP. It is owned by Mariestad Töreboda Energi AB and Metsa Tissue and was built to burn forestry residues and fiber sludge from Metsa's nearby paper mill. Procurement started in Apr 1999 and this was the largest power station of its kind in Sweden when opened in early 2002. Total investment was SEK 200mn. Output is 240 GWh/yr of which some 85% is in the form of steam or hot water for heating for the Mariestad DHS system. This was built starting in 1983. The power station's main CFB boiler is backed up by four oil-fired boilers for steam and hot water production.

Photograph courtesy of Katrinefors Kraftvarme AB
Posted 20 Jun 2009

Location: Västergötland
Operator: Trollhattan Energi
Configuration: 1 X 3.65 MW CHP
Operation: 2006
Fuel: waste wood
Boiler supplier: Wartsila Biopower
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Wartsila
Quick facts: Construction started in Feb 2005 and start-up was 10mos later. The plant supplies about 30% of Trollhattan's heat.

Photograph courtesy of Wartsila
Posted 2 Apr 2006

Location: Jamtland
Operator: Jamtkraft AB
Configuration: 1 X 45 MW CHP
Operation: 2002
Fuel: wood, peat
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: Siemens
Quick facts: This CHP is in Östersund, a small city on on Lake Storsjön. It commissioned in Dec 2002. Base fuel is by-products from forestry and sawmills. Typical annual output is about 200 GWh of electricity and 590 GWh of heat.

Photograph courtesy of Jamtkraft AB
Posted 3 Sep 2010

Location: Jamtland
Operator: Falbygdens Energi AB
Configuration: 1 X 2.4 MW CHP
Operation: 2012
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Opcon
T/G supplier: Opcon
EPC: Opcon, Saxlund International
Quick facts: In May 2011, Falbygden Energi, part of Goteborg Energi, awarded a contract to Opcon Bioenergy for a new biofuel CHP unit in Falkoping. This project completed as the first power plant in Scandinavia to use hot oil ORC technology. Heating capacity is 12 MWt . The new unit is equipped with flue gas condensation.

Photograph courtesy of Saxlund International
Posted 15 Apr 2015

Location: Ostergotland
Operator: Mjolby-Svartadalen Energi AB
Configuration: 1 X 10.8 MW CHP
Operation: 2015
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Andritz
T/G supplier: MAN
EPC: Sweco
Quick facts: Site prep began in Dec 2013 for this CHP at Sorby. Ground-breaking was on 15 Jan 2014 and the unit was synchronized on 15 Sep 2015.

Photograph by Carl Kjellberg and courtesy of Mjolby-Svartadalen Energi AB
Posted 16 Jlu 2016

Location: Kalmar
Operator: Kalmar Energi
Configuration: 1 X 35 MW CHP
Operation: 2010
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Metso
T/G supplier: Siemens
Quick facts: In Oct 2007, Kalmar Energi ordered a 90-MWt BFB boiler for the Moskogen CHP plant near Kalmar. It replaced two old DHS boilers using a 12km hotwater pipeline to Kalmar city center. Kalmar Energi is jointly-owned by the municipality and E.ON Sverige.

Photograph courtesy of Kalmar Energi
Posted 15 Apr 2015


Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 07-Jan-2017