The new Unicon Biograte 15 MWth boiler plant will utilise bark and wood residues from the Ala sawmill as fuel, and it will produce hot water to the sawmill´s drying kilns. The new biomass boiler plant is scheduled to be in operation in November 2016.
The heart of the new biomass-fired boiler plant is Biograte combustion technology which is especially planned for utilisation of wet biomass fuels for effective energy production.
The plant also includes KPA Unicon's PlantSys system for local and remote control of the plant. PlantSys system collects data from the process equipment's and makes an easily outlined and controlled entity of the data. PlantSys system also enables a reliable and trusted remote access to the plant, optimises the parameters and predicts the future service and maintenance needs.
"This boiler plant project is a great example of a case where process hot water is produced in a sustainable way. It is important that the boiler plants at sawmills get to utilise the least valuable by-product bark as fuel. Biograte combustion technology is the most capable solution in the market for burning wet biomass with high efficiency and usability", says Teemu Koskela, Sales Director, KPA Unicon.