Saxlund to deliver biomass handling system to U.K. project

By Opcon AB | July 23, 2015

Saxlund International GmbH, a fully-owned subsidiary of Opcon AB, the energy and environmental technology group, has received an order from Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S, Denmark, for the delivery of a state-of-the-art biomass handling system to a green energy project in Margam—Port Talbot, between Swansea and Cardiff in South Wales, U.K.

The scope of Saxlund’s order encompass the design, manufacturing, delivery and commissioning of two fully automatic fuel handling systems, each with a capacity to allow for a 100 percent redundancy in feeding the boiler the equivalent of 125 MW of fuel input. Both systems shall be installed for fuel reception, fuel feeding and mixing of fuel in the fuel storage.

The entire fuel feeding system, including wood storage and conveyor systems will be designed for multifuel waste wood, designed for efficiency, minimum maintenance and high availability as well as low emission of dust and noise.

Total order value is over €3 million ($3.3 million) with commissioning in September 2016 and take-over in 2017.

“We are very proud to be able to help Babcock & Wilcox Vølund in yet another high-profile project. We provide technology that is instrumental in ensuring high availability, efficiency and flexibility for our customers. With extensive operations in Germany, the U.K. and Sweden and with some 60 years of experience, we can offer innovative and well-tested solutions within most applications, says Harald Wehner, managing director of Saxlund International GmbH.