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Fortum wins COGEN Europe Annual Recognition Award

Finland’s Fortum has been recognised for its investments in highly efficient CHPs based on local fuels.

The award was announced at the annual COGEN Europe gathering in Brussels.

Despite challenging business conditionsà‚ and diverse local legislative requirements, Fortum has in one year commissionedà‚ a portfolio of four new combined heat and power (CHP) plants in four differentà‚ countries in the Baltic Rim area. All those plants increase the share of heatà‚ and electricity produced from renewable sources in the region by 86 MWe and 243à‚ MWth, which roughly equals to the heat consumption of approximately 50,000 andà‚ electricity consumption of approximately 80,000 households.

Klaipeda waste-fuelled CHP plant in Lithuania, Jàƒ¤rvenpàƒ¤àƒ¤ bio-fuelled CHP plantà‚ in Finland, Jelgava bio-fuelled CHP plant in Latvia and Brista waste-fuelledà‚ CHP plant in Sweden were the four plants signalled out of the Fortum portfolio.
In Klaipeda reduced dependence on importedà‚ local problems with waste management transforming all local municipal wasteà‚ into heat and electricity thus helping Klaipeda region meet the EU requirementsà‚ of the Waste Directive. District heating networks in Stockholm and Jelgava alsoà‚ benefit from lower production costs which will eventually also benefit theà‚ customer. Additionally, CO2 emissions levels are reduced when gas or oil basedà‚ heat boilers are replaced with efficient waste or biomass-fired CHP units.

When accepting the award Hàƒ¥kan Grefberg, Senior Advisor to Fortum Heat business said: “Weà‚ are proud to have developed the first waste based CHP plant in the Balticà‚ countries, which is now serving the local community in Klaipeda and we are aà‚ proud owner of the largest bio-fired CHP plant in Latvia.”
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“Construction of several plants in different countries at the same time wasà‚ challenging to our organisation, but for example the simultaneous constructionà‚ of ‘twin’ plants in Jàƒ¤rvenpàƒ¤àƒ¤ and Jelgava brought substantial cost-efficiencyà‚ and reduced the time for project implementation”, says Markku Nordstràƒ¶m,à‚ Industry Intelligence Manager at Fortum Heat business.

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