Europe

Making energy from waste in Norway

Norwegian company Energos AS, a subsidiary of UK-based Ener-G Holdings, has been awarded a contract to supply an 80,000 tonne per annum energy from waste plant to Hafslund Heat & Infrastructure AS.

The contract with Trondheim-based Energos forms the major part of Hafslund H&I’s investment of £45 million (US$90 million) as part of its long-term contract to supply energy to Borregaard Industries’ chemical plant at Sarpsborg, Norway.

The plant will use low emission Energos gasification technology to recover the energy from residual commercial and household waste into 32 MWth of steam, which will be used to displace fossil fuel.

Nick Dawber, managing director of Energos AS, said: ‘this new plant will supplement the similar sized Energos plant that has been successfully delivering steam to Borregaard Industries since 2002 and will more than double the amount of heavy fuel oil that is displaced by the first plant.’