The plant is fuelled with fresh wood chips supplied from the local region and is capable of generating around 4,000MWh of heat and 1,000MWh of electricity annually.

It provides the municipally owned wellness center with the heat needed to run the facility, and additionally generates electricity which is mainly consumed onsite.

The project was implemented as a joint partnership with the Siemens Building Technologies Division office in Leipzig, a local partner and Stirling.DK as equipment manufacturer.

Stirling CEO Lars Jagd said the plant is a landmark achievement and represents a significant technological breakthrough within onsite renewable energy generation and will secure the spa a leading position with regard to sustainability.

The expertise of Siemens Building Technologies in developing integrated energy efficiency projects and the innovation premiered by Stirling combines high plant efficiency, use of low-value fuels and extremely low dust emissions, a combination unmatched by other biomass combustion technologies.