BMH Technology to supply a fuel handling system to Helen Ltd’s Vuosaari bioenergy heating plant in Finland
Press release 30.3.2020 1 p.m.
BMH Technology will supply a complete fuel handling system to Helen Ltd’s Vuosaari bioenergy heating plant in Helsinki, Finland.
Helen’s new 220MW bioenergy heating plant will take energy efficiency to the next level by utilizing flue gas condensing technology and absorption heat pumps in a way that hasn’t been seen in Finland before. The plant will use wood-based biomass as its fuel. Helen’s target is to achieve 100% carbon neutrality in its energy production by 2035, but it will already gradually give up on the use of coal, in 2029 at latest.
Commissioning the biofuel heating plant on schedule will enable Helen to partially give up on the use of coal earlier than anticipated, as the Hanasaari power plant can already be considered an emergency back-up during the heating period of 2022-2023.
Information about BMH Technology’s delivery
BMH delivery for the Vuosaari plant is a large fuel handling system consisting of fuel receiving, fuel quality control, storage and conveying systems up to the boiler house’s day silos. In addition, it covers buildings and all auxiliary systems.
There are four fuel receiving stations that allow side tipping, back tipping and/or self-unloading. The two fuel quality control stations have a combined capacity of 2000 m3/h and feature ferrous separation, fuel screening, over size crushing and automatic fuel sampling. The fuel storage system consists of a 26.000 m3 A-frame storage with two traversing screw reclaimers and a 5.000 m3 round silo storage with one rotating screw reclaimer. The boiler feeding line has a capacity of 600 m3/h.
The fuel handling system will be handed over to Helen in December 2022, after which the plant is due to start heat production. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order. Typically, orders of this size amount to 25 MEUR in value.
Information about the customer Helen Ltd.
Helen Ltd. is one of the largest energy companies in Finland with more than 500,000 customers. The company produces and sells electricity, district heating and district cooling. Furthermore, it offers solutions for regional and renewable energy, smart housing and electric mobility. Helen’s target is to achieve 100% carbon neutrality in its energy production by 2035.
For further information, please contact:
Mikko Osara, President and CEO, BMH Technology Oy, tel. +358 40 841 8804