Gummersbach (September 2013) – FBE has succeeded in securing two major orders in Finland and Sweden with a total value of almost Euro 90 million.

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In the Swedish city of Linköping, known for its university and industry, FBE will carry out the engineering, construction and supply of the new KV 62 boiler on behalf of Tekniska verken i Linköping AB (TvAB), one of the largest municipal energy supplier in Sweden. The boiler is the core of the new incineration line, which is set to go into operation in 2016 as an extension to the existing Gärstadverket waste incineration plant with an incineration capacity of 260,000 tons per year. Tekniska verken i Linköping has been working consistently for some time now on the objective of becoming the most resource-efficient region in the world. The new plant is a further significant building block in attaining this target, because the energy generated from the waste incineration will be converted into electricity and district heating and will therefore make an important future contribution to the sustainable energy supply in the region.

FBE is also set to erect a thermal incineration plant in Tampere, Finland’s third-largest city. Tampere can reflect back on a lengthy tradition of electrical power generation. The company Tampereen Sähkölaitos Oy was established back in 1888, with the aim of driving the electrification of the city. At this time, Tampere was one of the first cities in Europe to commence with the development of municipal power generation. Tammervoima Oy, a subsidiary company of Tampereen Sähkölaitos Oy, has now commissioned FBE with delivering a new waste incineration plant as a result of an impressive overall proposal, and has opted – like its Swedish neighbour – for the further developed and many times tried and tested FBE moving grate technology. FBE is responsible for the complete boiler system including firing and ancillary works. The plant, with an incineration capacity of 180,000 tons per year, is scheduled to go into operation in 2015 and is specially designed for the incineration of a broad spectrum of waste.

With these orders, the Swedish and Finnish customers are both placing their trust once again in the expertise and execution competence of FBE. This will be the second plant constructed by FBE in Finland, whilst it will become the fifth FBE plant in Sweden.

Source: Fisia Babcock Environment GmbH

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