Grontmij is to convert the Helsingor combined heat and power plant in Denmark from natural gas to biomass as the latter aims to lower CO2 emissions.

The consulting and engineering company has been appointed by Helsingør Utilities to construct a new boiler-unit along with the redevelopment of existing facilities.

Grontmij has been commissioned for the total project management, health and safety issues and the design of all mechanical and electrical installations. For the new facility this involves the design of a boiler unit, flue gas cleaning and condensing systems, fuel management systems and supporting equipment.
In the existing plant, the steam turbine will be prepared to run on steam from both the existing and the new plant. The entire facility will have a capacity of 70 MW fuel, which corresponds to the annual electricity and heat consumption of over 15,000 households.

John Chubb, Country Managing Director Grontmij Denmark: “Denmark is pushing for a conversion of the energy sector and Grontmij is fully engaged in several land mark projects. In the conversion of Helsingør power plant we enjoy a very collaborative relation to the client who also benefit from the leading energy competencies delivered by our strong team of Danish and Swedish Grontmij energy experts.”