Saxlund GmbH wins 25 m order in France’s largest biomass project
Saxlund International GmbH, a subsidiary of Opcon AB, the energy and environmental technology Group, has been awarded a material handling contract from Doosan Babcock Ltd., the main supplier for E.ON’s new biomass power station in Gardanne, France. E.ON’s new biomass power station “Provence 4 Biomasse” will have an installed effect of 150 MW and is the largest single biomass project in France so far, expected to help improve the regional CO2 balance with some 600 000 tonnes per year.
The scope includes delivery, supervision during installation and start-up services of a complete waste-wood distribution system with several silos, rotor discharge machines and conveyors. Delivery will begin in 2013 with start-up in 2014. Total order value is over 25 m SEK.
“I am very happy to be able to help E.ON and Doosan Babcock Ltd. in this large project in France. Saxlund has around 60 years of experience in biomass, recycling and treatment of wastewater. With extensive operations in Germany, the UK and Sweden, we can offer innovative and well-tested solutions within most applications and we know that we can be instrumental in ensuring high availability and efficiency for our customers”, says Christoph Groffmann, Managing Director of Saxlund International GmbH.
Saxlund and SRE are leading bioenergy brands and a part of Opcon’s Renewable Energy business area and its Waste To Value initiative with a special focus on Waste Heat Recovery and bioenergy. Within the bioenergy sector, Opcon offers everything from the design of complete combined heat and power (CHP) plants to handling systems and incineration plants under the Saxlund brand. Under the SRE brand, systems are supplied for treatment and improved energy efficiency for bioenergy-powered district heating plants, sawmills, pellets producers and commercial greenhouses. The offer also includes flue gas condensation equipment for industrial activities. The Opcon Group also supplies Opcon Powerbox for production of green electricity produced from hot water or wet steam.
For further information, please contact
Niklas Johansson, vice president, Investor Relations, Opcon AB, tel. 46 8-466 45 00, 46-70-592 54 53
Opcon AB, Box 15085, 104 65 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel. 46 8-466 45 00, fax 46 8-716 76 61
The Opcon Group
Opcon is an energy and environmental technology Group that develops, produces and markets systems and products for eco-friendly, efficient and resource-effective use of energy.
Opcon has activities in Sweden, Germany and the UK. There are around 150 employees. The company’s shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm. The Group comprises one business area:
Renewable Energy focuses on the following areas: electricity generation based on waste heat, bioenergy-powered heating and CHP plants, pellets plants, handling systems for biomass, sludge and natural gas, industrial cooling, flue gas condensation, treatment of flue gases and air systems for fuel cells.