Waste-to-Energy Plants in Sweden

Location: Västerbotten
Operator: Umeå Energi
Configuration: 1 X 12 MW CHP
Operation: 2000
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Von Roll, Gotaverken
T/G supplier: WH Allen
EPC: Oy Konte AB
Quick Facts: This WTE plant is licensed to incinerate 175,000 tpy.

Photograph courtesy of Umeå Energi AB
Posted 4 Nov 2006

Location: Skane
Operator: Öresundskraft AB
Configuration: 1 X 20 MW
Operation: 2013
Fuel: refuse
Boiler supplier: Volund
T/G supplier: MAN
Quick facts: Construction on this project began in Jun 2010. Energy available is 17 MWe and 58 MWt. The SK 1.85bn. plant is 100% owned by Öresundskraft, in turn wholly-owned by the city of Helsingborg. Throughput is 160,000 tpy of MSW.

Photograph courtesy of Öresundskraft AB
Posted 3 Feb 2013

Location: Norbotten
Operator: Tekniska Verken i Kiruna AB
Configuration: 1 X 9.4 MW CHP
Operation: 2000
Fuel: refuse, peat, wood
Boiler supplier: Volund
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: The Kiruna CHP plant has three boilers buring MSW, peat, and wood. Annual output is about 270 GWh of heat and 30 GW of electricity. Power production is from the MSW steam generator. Throughput is about 70,000 tpy.

Photograph courtesy of Tekniska Verken i Kiruna AB
Posted 24 Jul 2013

Location: Sodermanlands
Operator: SAKAB AB
Configuration: 1 X 7.8 MW CHP
Operation: 2003
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Seeghers
T/G supplier: BVI
Quick Facts: SAKAB is jointly owned by E.ON Sverige (91%) and SITA (9%). The first block has a rotary kiln commissioned in 1983 and was the first facility in Sweden licensed to incinerate and treat hazardous waste. The second block has a grate furnace with a steam turbine and was built to handle such materials as preservative-treated wood and other waste. The site is in Norrtorp 200km west of Stockholm. In 2000-2004, Gotaverken supplied its MercOx and ADIOX scrubbing systems for the plant.

Photograph courtesy of SAKAB AB
Posted 5 May 2007

Mälarenergi Unit-6
Location: Vastmanland
Operator: Mälarenergi AB
Configuration: 1 X 50 MW CHP
Operation: 2014
Fuel: RDF
Boiler supplier: Metso
T/G supplier: Siemens
Quick facts: In Jan 2012, Malarenergi ordered what was said to be the world's largest RDF fired-boiler from Metso for the €319mn Malarenergi Unit-6 CHP project in Vasteras. This is a replacement for several older sets at the power station (also known as Aroskraft) and will serve as a base heating for Vasterеs, Maarenergi’s owner, and Hallstahammar municipalities. Alstom supplied the flue gas cleaning systems including an NID semi-dry scrubbing system. Domestic and industrial waste, incuding waste imported from the UK, is first be processed in a new 480,000 tpy recovery facility. Around 80,000 tonnes of this will be recovered for recycling, with the remainder baled into RDF. Flue gas condensation that will recover 30MW of heat. Groundbreaking was in Jun 2012 and the new block was commissioned to schedule in mid-Jun 2014. Plant design was by Per Nyström, Schweiller Svensson Arkitektkontor.

Photograph courtesy of Mälarenergi AB
Posted 14 Apr 2015

Nya Garstad
Location: Ostergotland
Operator: Tekniska Verken i Linkoping AB
Configuration: 1 X 19 MW CHP
Operation: 2004
Fuel: refuse, gas
Boiler supplier: Kvaerner, Volund
T/G supplier: ABB Stal, ABB, Alstom
Quick facts: This unit runs with a 25-MW topping gas turbine.

Photograph courtesy of Tekniska Verken i Linkoping AB
Posted 13 May 2006

Location: Västra Götaland
Operator: Renova AB
Configuration: 1 X 32 MW CHP
Operation: 1994
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Von Roll
T/G supplier: ABB
Quick Facts: This three-line WTE plant is licensed to incinerate 460,000 tpy. Each line has a furnace for incineration, a steam boiler, an ESP, a condensation flue gas cleaning system. and a fabric filter. About 220 GWh electricity and heat is produced annually. Renova is owned by eleven municipalities in western Sweden – Ale, Göteborg, Härryda, Kungsbacka, Kungälv, Lerum,Öckerö. Partille, Stenungsund and Tjörn.

Photograph courtesy of Renova AB
Posted 1 Nov 2006

Location: Skåne
Operator: Sydvastra Skanes Avfallsaktiebolag
Configuration: 1 X 26 MW CHP
Operation: 2003
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Martin
T/G supplier: Alstom
Quick Facts: Sysav is owned by 14 local authorities in the southernmost part of Sweden and treats and recycles about 400,000 tpy of waste from a population of 620,000. Combustible waste is collected and taken to this three-line WTE plant located just north of Malmö, which supplies approximately 40% of the heating requirements of Malmö and Burlöv.

Photograph courtesy of ABB
Posted 27 Dec 2006

Location: Vastra Gotaland
Operator: Skövde Värme AB
Configuration: 1 X 1.8 MW CHP
Operation: 2005
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Volund
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This project was built from 2004-2005.

Photograph courtesy of ETK
Posted 24 Mar 2012

Stegeholmsverket WTE
Location: Kalmar
Operator: Vastervik Miljo & Energi AB
Configuration: 1 X 5 MW CHP
Operation: 2014
Fuel: refuse, biomass
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Metso
T/G supplier: M+M, LS
EPC: Calambio, STÅLAB, Ramab
Quick Facts: This SEK 300mn CHP project was the municipality's largest-ever capital project. The original, 65-MWt heating plant opened in 1983 serving about 600 cusotmers. With the new boiler, total heating capacity increased to 85 MWt for the DHS system, which now reaches 20,000 of the town's 35,000 inhabitants. Design MSW throughput is about 100,000 tpy. The new cogen plant was formally opened on 4 Dec 2014.

Photograph courtesy of STÅLAB i Trollhättan AB
Posted 17 May 2014

Torsvik WTE
Location: Jönköping
Operator: Jönköping Energi AB
Configuration: 1 X 13 MW CHP
Operation: 2006
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Fisia Babcock
T/G supplier: B+V, Elin
EPC: Dong Energy
Quick Facts: This baseload WTE plant 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.

Photograph courtesy of Jönköping Energi AB
Posted 10 Feb 2007

Uppsala Block-5
Location: Uppland
Operator: Vattenfall Värme Uppsala AB
Configuration: 75 MWt heating plant
Operation: 2005
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Von Roll
EPC: Von Roll, Inova, Bjerkings AB, Veidekke
Quick facts: Block-5 of the Uppsala power plant was completed in Sep 2005. It burns municipal waste and supplies steam to the city heating system. The design is by Arkitekt Magasinet AB.

Photograph courtesy of Vattenfall
Posted 30 Dec 2006


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

Updated 17-May-2015