Valmet to Convert Two Coal-Fired Boilers to Enable Biomass Combustion for Veolia Group's Subsidiary in Hungary
Valmet will deliver boiler conversions and emission reduction solutions for Veolia Group's Hungarian subsidiary, CHP-Invest Kft, at its power plant in Oroszlány, Hungary. As part of the order, two coal-fired boilers will be converted to use bubbling fluidized bed combustion so that they can run mostly on biomass fuel.
The order is included in Valmet's orders received for the fourth quarter of 2022. The value of the order is approximately EUR 25 million. The converted boilers will be handed over to the customer in the first and second quarter of 2024.
"Our company intends to include environmentally conscious solutions in all its investments, targeting a long-term solution for the sustainability of the industry. We are gradually converting our existing coal-fired power plants to run on more environmentally friendly, sustainable fuels. After the recommissioning, the Oroszlány power plant will produce more than 600 GWh of renewable electricity, making up about 1.5 per cent of today's electricity consumption in Hungary," says György Palkó, CEO of Veolia Energia Magyarország Zrt.
"We are happy to deliver Valmet's solutions for sustainable energy production and also to continue our journey in Hungary with a new boiler rebuild project," says Niina Ollikka, Director, Boiler Rebuilds and Conversions, Pulp and Energy business line, Valmet.