Tuesday, 09 February 2016 08:44

Saxlund takes yet another 3,5 m EUR order for biomass handling system in the UK

saxlund bio logo fbrSaxlund International GmbH, a subsidiary of Opcon AB, the energy and environmental technology Group, has received yet another large 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 Teesside near Middlesborough, UK. This means that Saxlund in less than a year has won over 100 m SEK in new orders for Babcock & Wilcox Vølund’s different projects in the UK.

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% 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 close to 3,5 million EUR (over 32 m SEK) with 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 UK 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.

Saxlund, SRE and HOTAB are leading bioenergy brands. 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 and HOTAB brands. 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.

for further information, please contact

Niklas Johansson, vice president, Investor Relations, Opcon AB, tel. 46 8-466 45 00, 46-70-592 54 53

Opcon AB, Box 15085, 104 65 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel. 46 8-466 45 00, fax 46 8-716 76 61
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The Opcon Group

Opcon is an energy and environmental technology Group that develops, produces and markets systems and products for eco-friendly, efficient and resource-effective use of energy with focus on bioenergy.

Opcon has activities in Sweden, Germany and the UK. There are around 115 employees. The company’s shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm

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