Wednesday, 19 November 2014 07:13

Hilmer Anderson sawmill selects Saxlund for waste wood biomass combustion solution

28 million SEK bioenergy contract for industrial process heat

BioEnergy and materials handling firm Saxlund International, part of the Opcon energy and environmental group, has won a major contract to provide fuel handling and biomass combustion technology to Hilmer Anderson, a leading privately owned sawmill in Sweden.

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With an order value of 28 million SEK, approximately £2.3 million, and commissioning due in 2015, the solution includes Saxlund’s robust fuel handling systems and leading combustion technology in combination with a 12MW hot-water boiler. The plant will deliver hot water and process heat to the timber kilns from the combustion of waste wood including sawdust, wood chips and bark.

“This is an important order for Saxlund and evidence of our standing as a quality supplier to demanding biomass energy customers in Sweden and abroad,” explained Matt Drew, managing director of Saxlund International in the UK. “It is also an excellent example of industrial process heat demand being supplied by renewable biomass energy.”

“This project utilises low value fuel to provide the client with a sustainable and reliable source of heat and the same technology is applicable to a wide range of users including wood processing and sawmills, the brewery sector and other manufacturing industries requiring low cost heat and power.”

Saxlund is seeing mounting interest for modern biomass solutions particularly those requiring difficult to handle fuel sources like waste wood and solid recovered fuel (SRF). In the UK government incentives, such as the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) make these solutions doubly attractive.

Saxlund is a market leader in the biomass combustion industry, energy from waste, as well as bulk solid handling and storage sector.  Part of Opcon’s Renewable Energy business and Waste to Value initiative the company has more than 60 years’ experience and has offices in Southampton, Sweden and Germany, with a turnover of Euro 35 million. For more information about Saxlund, please visit


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