Haapajärven Lämpö Oy and KPA Unicon have signed a contract for delivery of a 20 MW Unicon Renefluid bioenergy boiler. The plant will be handed over to the customer in the end of 2020.

The plant will be located next to the existing KPA Unicon delivery on Rantakatu, Haapajärvi, Finland. As a great example of efficient circular economy, the plant will utilize residues, mainly coniferous bark, from Hasa Oy’s sawmill production and the produced heat is used local district heating network and sawmill drying kilns.

The delivery includes a solid fuel boiler with auxiliary equipment, installation and commissioning. The plant delivery is based on advanced Renefluid fluidized bed technology, enabling efficient use of various wet biomasses with low emissions. The plant will be operated and monitored by the PlantSys digital system, which ensures easy adjustment of the operating parameters, safe control and provides comprehensive reporting for operators and management.

Haapajärven Lämpö procures as separate deliveries plant building construction and civil works, as well as other systems related to the plant, such as fuel receiving and flue gas condensing equipment.

“With the new plant, we can provide to Haapajärvi town affordable and reliable district heating that has been produced with local renewable fuels,” says Janne Alpua, Managing Director of Haapajärven Lämpö Oy.

“It is an honor to deliver the new biomass boiler to my old hometown. Haapajärven Lämpö is a well-managed company that has produced environmentally-friendly and cost-competitive local energy for several decades. Haapajärvi and its heating company are good examples of circular economy, where Hasa sawmill’s wood processing residues are used in local heat production. The new bio boiler plant will be manufactured in Finland at our workshops in Lapua and Kiuruvesi”, says Teemu Koskela, Executive Vice President, KPA Unicon.