Connect with us


Saxlund Wins a Further Major Order within Bioenergy Worth over £2.7 million at Port Clarence



The energy and environmental technology Saxlund has won another large order from Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A / S, Denmark for the delivery of its first-class management of bioenergy projects in Teesside, near Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire.

Overall, this means that the company has within 12 months won over £8 million in orders with Babcock & Wilcox Vølund for various projects in the UK. Saxlund’s will design and supply of two complete, automated fuel management system, both with full capacity to provide 100% redundancy a fuel content of up to 125 MW.  Previous projects are at Margam in South Wales and Templeborough Biomass Power Plant in Sheffield.

The two systems will be for the reception, delivery and mixing of fuel storage. The entire fuel management system, including storage and feed systems, will be designed for efficiency, minimum maintenance and high availability, while the environmental impact in the form of dust and noise is limited. The system also offers flexibility in the use of waste wood of different types and quality. The order value is over £2.7 million and is due to handover in 2017.

Speaking for the Saxlund Group, Harald Wehner, Managing Director of Saxlund International GmbH said: “We are proud to help Babcock & Wilcox Volund build this first-class project. We supply equipment that is critical to ensure high availability, efficiency and flexibility for our customers. With extensive operations in Germany, the UK and Sweden and around 60 years of experience, we can provide innovative and proven solutions for most applications.”

Matt Drew, European Sales Director and UK Managing Director Saxlund International added: “I believe the quality of our materials handling systems is second to none and is the reason we have been chosen. The Port Clarence project will provide 40MW of renewable energy to the UK energy market through the combustion of waste wood, and will have the capacity to consume about250,000 tonnes of waste wood per year. The waste wood used to fire the power station will be diverted from landfill sites and the feedstock will be provided by Stobart Biomass Products Limited; specialists in the provision of renewables logistics.”

Drew continued: “Schemes like these have the potential to tick all the boxes – contributing to UK renewable energy targets and a balanced energy economy, as well as waste recycling targets.”

Saxlund and SRE are leading bioenergy brands and a part of Opcon’s Renewable Energy business area. 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.