Saxlund takes 3 million Euro order for biomass handling system for Welsh green energy project

Saxlund International has received an order for the delivery of a state-of-the-art biomass handling system for a green energy project in Margam – Port Talbot, between Swansea and Cardiff in South Wales, 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 multi-fuel waste wood, designed for efficiency, minimum maintenance and high availability as well as low emission of dust and noise.

Total order value is over 3 million EUR with commissioning in September 2016 and 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 experience in UK, Germany and Sweden we can offer innovative and well-tested solutions within most applications,” says Harald Wehner, Managing Director of Saxlund International GmbH.

Matt Drew, European Sales Director and UK Managing Director Saxlund International added: “Winning this order shows how Saxlund’s three European offices collaborate to give great European service – our Southampton office will be supporting our German colleagues by giving local support to ensure complex UK health and safety and all regulatory standards are met as well as assisting with installation, supervision and interface to ensure safe and smooth delivery of this important project.”

Saxlund and SRE are leading bioenergy brands and a part of Opcon’s Renewable Energy business area. 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 brand. 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.


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