Biomass Power Plants in Sweden - N to V
Norra Strandgatan
Location: Kalmar
Operator: Oskarshamn Energi
Configuration: 1 X 3.8 MW CHP
Operation: 2015
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Metso
T/G supplier: Triveni, WEG
EPC: Metso
Quick facts: Oskarshamn Energi's new biomass-fired power plant was inagurated on 1 Sep 2015 wiith King Carl XVI Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria in attendance. The utility is a 50:50 venture of Oskarshamn municipality and E.ON Sweden. The new plant cost about SEK 300mn. Thermal capacity is 17 MWt and annual production is expected to be ~ 100 GWh of heat and 19 GWh of electricity.

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Posted 15 Feb 2015

Location: Skane
Operator: Kraftringen AB
Configuration: 1 X 39 MW CHP
Operation: 2014
Fuel: wood, waste wood, peat
Boiler supplier: Foster Wheeler
T/G supplier: Skoda
EPC: AF-Group
Quick facts: This CHP in Eslov started construction in Mar 2012 after 6yrs of development and permitting. It completed in Mar 2014. The project with associated DHS improvements cost K1.8bn. Fuel burn is about 310,000 tpy.

Photograph courtesy of Kraftringen
Posted 15 Feb 2015

Location: Västergötland
Operator: Mölndal Energi
Configuration: 1 X 23 MW
Operation: 2009
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Metso
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Veidekke
Quick facts: Riskulla supplies 70 MWt of district heat from its BFB boiler, 21 MWt of heat from flue gas condensation, and 23 MWe of electricity. The owner of the plant is Handelsbanken, which in turn leases it to Mölndal Energi AB. The new genrator went online in Oct 2009. Liljewall Arkitekter were project architects.

Photograph courtesy of Liljewall Arkitekter AB
Posted 3 Feb 2013

Location: Västergötland
Operator: Boras Energie
Configuration: 1 X 20 MW, 1 X 25 MW
Operation: 1965 (later rebuilt)
Fuel: wood, refuse
Boiler supplier: KPO
T/G supplier: Stal, ASEA
Quick facts: The original Svenska boilers were changed out for BFB boilers. Mobotec installed their Rotating Overfire Air System (ROFA) and Rotamix SNCR system on the plant. Municipal sewage sludge has been test-fired with coal and wood pellets at Ryaverket.

Photograph courtesy of Boras Energi AB
Posted 25 Feb 2003

Location: Kronoberg
Operator: Växjö Energi AB
Configuration: 1 X 28 MW (ret), 1 X 38 MW, 1 X 39 MW CHP
Operation: 2007-2015
Fuel: wood, peat
Boiler supplier: Pyropower, FW, Andritz
T/G supplier: ABB Stal, Doosan Skoda, ABB
Quick facts: Unit-1 was built as an oil-fired plant, was converted to biofuels in 1980, and retired in Jan 2014. Unit-3 commissioned in Mar 2015. The plant is on Trummen Lake.

Photograph courtesy of Energikontor Sydost
Posted 5 Aug 2012

Location: Gävleborg
Operator: Bollnäs Energi AB
Configuration: 1 X 7 MW CHP
Operation: 2011
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Andritz
T/G supplier: MAN
Quick facts: The Saverstaverket plant went online in Dec 2011. It cost SEK 420mn, the largest-ever investment for Bollnas kommun.

Photograph courtesy of Bollnas Energi AB
Posted 21 Feb 2015

Location: Gävleborg Operator: Söderhamn NÄRA
Configuration: 1 X 9.3 MW CHP
Operation: 2009
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Ausrian Energy & Environment
T/G supplier: MAN, Elin
Quick facts: This CHP plant went online in Nov 2007. It is part of a DHS serving Söderhamns tätort, Ljusne and Söderala.

Photograph courtesy of Söderhamn NÄRA
Posted 17 Oct 2013

Location: Sodermanland
Operator: SEVAB Strangnas Energi AB
Configuration: 1 X 7 MW CHP
Operation: 2009
Fuel: wood, paper, plastic waste
Boiler supplier: Volund
T/G supplier: Fincantieri
Quick facts: In Jan 2007, SEVAB ordered a multi-fuel boiler from Volund for a new CHP plant in Strangnas, Sodermanland County, about 75 km west of Stockholm. The boiler was designed to burn wood chips, paper, plastic waste, and wood waste, but burns mostly wood. Fincantieri built the steam turbine and the new unit completed in 2009.

Photograph by P-O Rosén and courtesy of SEVAB Strangnas Energi AB
Posted 15 Apr 2015

Location: Kalmar
Operator: Vimmerby Energi & Miljo AB
Configuration: 1 X 7 MW CHP
Operation: 2015
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Metso
T/G supplier: MAN, Elin
Quick facts: Construction at this CHP began in late May 2013 and the project completed in Jan 2015. The BFB boiler capacity is 26 MWt, and 7.5 MWe There is a 18,000 cu m hotwater storage tank.

Photograph courtesy of Vimmerby Energi & Miljo AB
Posted 22 Feb 2015

Torsvik WTE
Location: Jönköping
Operator: Jönköping Energi AB
Configuration: 1 X 13 MW, 1 X 35 MW CHP
Operation: 2006-2014
Fuel: biomass, refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Fisia Babcock, Metso
T/G supplier: B+V, Elin, Siemens
EPC: Dong Energy, SWECO, NCC
Quick Facts: This site has two units, a baseload WTE plant and a newer bimass block. The WTE unit is designed to incinerate 160,000 tpy of MSW. The air pollution control equipment was supplied by Alstom and includes a baghouse, NID system with activated carbon injection, a wet scrubber, and a flue gas condenser. In Oct 2012, Jonkoping Energi placed an order with Metso for a 100-MWt, BFB biofuel boiler to extend the WTE power plant The new boiler uses mainly wood chips and produces about 130 GWh/yr of electricity and 340 GWh/y of heat. It was commissioned in the fall of 2014.

Photograph courtesy of Jönköping Energi AB
Posted 15 Apr 2015

Vallviks Bruk
Location: Gävleborg
Operator: Rottneros AB
Configuration: 1 X 28 MW
Operation: 2007
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Metso
T/G supplier: Siemens
Quick facts: In Apr 2006, the Rottneros BOD made the decision to install a new steam turbine at the Vallvik Mill. The investment amounted to around SEK 90mn and increased the mill's electricity self-sufficiency level from around 70% to almost 100%. Mill capacity is 200,000 tpy of pulp.

Photograph courtesy of Rottneros AB
Posted 2 Dec 2007

Location: Jonkoping
Operator: Varnamo Energi
Configuration: 1 X 3.6 MW CHP
Operation: 2014
Fuel: wood, biomass
Boiler supplier: Metso
T/G supplier: Shinko
EPC: MW Power
Quick facts: In Apr 2012, the Varnamo Energi Board decided to invest SEK 150mn in a new CHP plant at the site of the existing heating plant. The EPC contract was signed on 23 Nov 2012 and ground-breaking was on 3 Apr 2010. The new plant was inagurated on 9 Dec 2014. Heating capacity including flue gas condensation is 17.7 MWt. The site also has a pilot wood gasification facility, now closed.

Photograph courtesy of Varnamo Energi
Posted 16 Feb 2015

KVV Vartaverket-III
Location: Stockholm
Operator: Fortum Varme AB
Configuration: 1 X 130 MW
Operation: 2016
Fuel: wood, biomass
Boiler supplier: Andritz
T/G supplier: Skoda
EPC: Andritz
Quick facts: This CHP began construction in Jan 2013 and was inaugurated on 9 May2016. It is jointly-owned by Fortum and Stockholm City. The project is said to be the largest biomass PS in an uran center and cost about SEK 5bn. Thermal output is 280 MWt. A large underground wood fuel storage system was built in a old oil-storage cavenn along with a new 200m pier in the Stockholm harbor area to accomodate two fuel-delivery vessels of up to Panamazx size. Full load requires 12,000 cm/day of wood chps. Annual production is excpected to be 1,700 GWh of heat and 750 GWh of electricity.

Photograph courtesy of Fortum
Posted 2 Jul 2016

Location: Skane
Operator: Öresundskraft AB
Configuration: 1 X 69 MW CHP
Operation: 1982
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Gotaverken
T/G supplier: ABB
Quick facts: The 220-MWt boiler was designed for oil firing and converted to pulverized coal during construction. In the 1990s, it was converted to 50% wood pellets and during the period from 2000 to 2006, the boiler was rebuilt and converted to 100% wood pellets and briquettes by WSP Industrry. The steam turbine has a heat extraction facility that exhausts into a two-stage DHS system. The plant was retrofit with ROFA and Rotamix systems in 2005.

Photograph courtesy of Öresundskraft AB
Posted 2 Dec 2007


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

Updated 16-Jul-2016