Foundation works at Loviisa´s biomass boiler plant site started

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Porvoo Energy will increase the production of district heat with the new boiler plant which will be built in Loviisa, Finland. With this new boiler plant the use of renewable fuels in energy production increases from 70 % to 90 %.

The groundbreaking ceremony was held on the 14th of September.

This Unicon Biograte 10 MWth biomass boiler plant will use local wood based biomass such as bark and wood chips as fuel. The new plant will serve as a base load plant and produce hot water to the city of Loviisa´s district heating network. The existing 7 MWth boiler plant will serve during peak loads and as a reserve plant in the future.

The delivery is a turnkey delivery including Unicon Biograte combustion technology, all process equipment, buildings, installation works, commissioning and training of the operational personnel. The plant will be handed over to the customer in April 2016.