Kaunas Waste to Energy Plant is a 24MW biopower project. It is located in Kaunas, Lithuania. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in November 2020.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 24 24 Active Kaunas, Lithuania Fortum; Standardkessel Baumgarte Holding

Description

The project was developed by Fortum and Standardkessel Baumgarte Holding. The project is currently owned by UAB Kauno kogeneracine jegaine.

The project generates 170GWh electricity thereby offsetting 65,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $176.8m.

The process of combustion has been adopted in this combined heat and power (CHP) project to release the stored energy from the feed. Municipal solid waste is used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in November 2020.

Contractors Involved

Standardkessel Baumgarte Holding supplied steam boiler for the project. The temperature witnessed inside the boiler is around 450°C. The steam is pressurized inside the boiler at 76bar.

About Fortum

Fortum Corp (Fortum) is a clean energy company that generates, distributes and sells heat and electricity. The company undertakes operation and maintenance of power plants; and offers energy-related services. Fortum’s operational assets include hydropower plants, condensing power plants, wind power plants, nuclear reactors and combined heat and power plants. It generates electricity from hydro, nuclear, natural gas, coal, biofuel, wind, solar, and waste derived fuels, among others. The company also offers district heating, nuclear safety and waste management services. It has operations in Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden, among others. Fortum is headquartered in Espoo, Finland.

About Standardkessel Baumgarte Holding

Standardkessel Baumgarte Holding GmbH (SBHG), a subsidiary of JFE Engineering Corp, is a plant engineering and construction company offering systems and services for power plants, generating energy from biomass, waste materials, heat and primary fuels. It offers systems to recover energy from biomass, waste heat from gas turbines, waste materials and primary fuels. SBHG provides services engineering, assembling, modernization optimization, commissioning, erection, maintenance and plant operation. Moreover, the company offers the entire design and coordination of an energy production project from a single source. The company serves various energy supply companies, municipal governments, public utilities, and industrial firms. SBHG is headquartered in Duisburg, Germany.

Methodology

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