Power and gas firm E.ON has opened one of the most efficient power stations in Europe – a 440MW CHP cogeneration station at Öresundsverket in Malmö, Sweden.

The gas-fired plant at full cogeneration, which includes heat and electricity, has an efficiency of 90%.

The facility will meet 40% of Malmö’s heating requirements by producing 1 billion kWh of district heat in addition to supplying the southern Swedish market with 3 billion kWh of electricity.

It will decrease annual carbon dioxide emissions by one million tons, replacing coal-fired production with electricity generation.

The €300m project will supply power to a range of nations in northern Europe.