Doosan to supply turbine to biomass power plant in Denmark

By Doosan Škoda Power | November 10, 2017

In Kalundborg, Denmark, the construction of a biomass-fired power station has been started. It will also supply heat to households and neighbouring businesses in addition to supplying electricity. A machine room delivered by Pilsen, Czech Republic-based Doosan Škoda Power will be the heart of the Asnæs environmentally-friendly power station.

A groundbreaking ceremony marked the beginning of the construction in Kalundborg of a new biomass-fired unit intended for combined heat and power generation and for process steam supply. Asnæs Power Station has been operating the largest coal-fired power station in Denmark so far and this new project is to ensure a greener life and, in the future, stable and green district heating for the town and process steam for nearby industrial companies.

This universally beneficial project will primarily help to reduce CO2 emissions by 40 percent, or approximately 800 metric tons per year. “I am extremely proud of this project. We are successfully converting to green energy and this biomass-fired power station will complement the nearby solar park. I would like to thank Dong, a company that I believe is becoming a greener and more competitive energy provider,” said Martin Damm, the mayor of the town.

A still operating thermal power station, with a dusty coal storage site, stands close to the building site mobilised for the future Asnæs power station. The old power station is adjacent to a seaport, which will be modified next year to be able to receive up to 9.5-m draught ocean vessels with capacities for 40,000 cubic meters of wood chips. Thus, the coal storage site will be transformed into a wood chip storage site with a capacity of 80,000 cubic meters; the biomass-fired boiler needs 3,500 cubic meters of wood chips every day.

Doosan Škoda Power will deliver a complete machine room to the new power station, with a maximum capacity of 30 MW, equipped with an innovative two-casing turbine. “Next year will see the first deliveries to the building site; these will be followed by installation work geared towards completing the mechanical installations in early 2019, while the project is gradually being put into operation. The complete project is planned to be handed over to the customer in late 2019,” Tomáš Winkler, project manager at Doosan Škoda Power, has disclosed.

Doosan Škoda Power signed the contract for the delivery of the complete machine room of the Asnæs power station with DONG Energy Denmark last summer. The contract value is approximately EUR 14 million, or almost CZK 375 million.