CHP project

The partners will develop a 5MW electric combined heat and power (CHP) project for Danpower Baltic in Lithuania and a 21.4MW electric CHP project for Utilitas in Estonia.

Under the agreed terms, Axis will be responsible for the design, installation and commissioning of the plants.

It will also incorporate licenced technology from Saxlund International, including furnaces, turbines and materials handling, together with flue gas condensation and cleaning.

Saxlund International managing director Matt Drew said: "These new joint energy projects are a clear endorsement of the relationship we have with Axis Industries and the one-stop-shop capability we can now bring to biomass combustion solutions across Europe.

"With a strong reputation in the biomass energy sector, Axis will continue to license Saxlund technology, bringing new opportunities in European markets."

Danpower Baltic’s CHP project will burn wood chip from renewable timber, to provide electricity and heat to the municipality of Kaunas in Lithuania.

Utilitas’ project will burn virgin wood chip mixed with up to 30% peat, have three Saxlund 25MW thermal furnaces. It will deliver around 20% of all heat demand in Tallinn municipality, in addition to power to the grid.

Both the projects are expected to become operational in 2016.

Image: The Utilitas’ project in Estonia will deliver 21.4MW of electric CHP. Photo: courtesy of GSPR Environmental / Saxlund International.