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KPA Unicon to supply renewable biofuels heating plant to Arlanda airport
The main fuel of the plant will be bio-oil, and the plant will also be prepared to use wood pellets in the future. The heating plant will be put into operation in spring 2021 and will be used as a peak load and backup plant replacing the existing plant as part of the continuous development of the airport.
“It is great that with this project we are able to ensure sustainable energy supply in the long term and that the project supports Swedavia’s goal to reduce the climate impact of its operations,” says project sponsor Elisabeth Celsing, Swedavia AB.
“We are pleased to supply already the second modern technology-based bio-oil heating plant to the Swedish market, where our boiler and burner are able to burn also pellet dust. Arlanda Airport is an important international transport hub, therefore its choices are a good example to follow, such as sustainable development solutions of this project,” says Timo Valkeinen, Account Director Scandinavia, KPA Unicon.
“Our heating plant meets Swedavia’s requirements for high availability, high efficiency and load change rate, as well as the highest environmental standards. Our solution replaces an old boiler with a new and more efficient plant, which is optimised according to the requirements for renewable fuels. This will support Swedavia in its efforts to achieve the positive impact on the climate”, Valkeinen continues.
Swedavia AB is a Swedish state-owned company responsible for operating ten state airports in Sweden. The company is a world leader in developing airports with the least possible climate impact. Swedavia’s role is to create the access Sweden needs to facilitate travel, business and meetings – in Sweden, in the Europe and around the world. Safety and satisfied passengers are the foundation of Swedavia’s business.
Swedavia AB yearly revenue is nearly 5.7 billion Swedish kronor and approximately 3,300 employees. Swedavia has its headquarters at Arlanda Airport in Stockholm. https://www.swedavia.se/
Elisabeth Celsing, Projectsponsor, Swedavia AB, tel. +46 10 109 10 34
Timo Valkeinen, Account Director Scandinavia, KPA Unicon, tel. +358 50 361 5165
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