Biomass Power Plants in Europe - other
Location: Hungary
Operator: Veolia Energy Hungary
Configuration: 1 X 20 MW
Operation: 2009
Fuel: wood, biomass
Boiler supplier: AEE-CZ
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: EGI Contracting Engineering
Quick facts: This was Hungary's first purpose-built, greenfield biomass power plant. It was developed and built by a joint venture of IGET Bioenergie Muvek, GEA-EGI, and Tohoku Electric Power Co. It has semidry-type mechanical draft cooling towers. Production is about 130 GWh/yr. On 27 Jul 2016 The project was acquired by Veolia from NRG Power Szakoly Kft. This professional services company took over plant operations in the sunmmer of 2015.

Photograph courtesy of AE&E CZ sro
Re-posted 6 Jan 2010

Dunaujvaros Dunapack
Location: Hungary
Operator: Hamburger Hungaria GmbH
Configuration: 1 X 42 MW
Operation: 2016
Fuel: wood, biomass, paper waste, coal
Boiler supplier: Valmet
T/G supplier: Skoda
Quick facts: This CHP plant at a containerboard factory cost about €150mn. It was opened on 13 Jun 2016. Heat output is 172 MWt.

Photograph courtesy of
Posted 3 Jul 2016

Location: Switzerland
Operator: EKT Holding AG
Configuration: 630 kW CHP
Operation: 2010
Fuel: wood waste
ORC system supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: The Hebbag biomass power plant cost CHF 21mn and is a joint venture of EKT (85%), forest products company August Brühwiler AG (15%) and Balterswil municipality (5%). It has three biomass boilers supplying the ORC system.

Photograph courtesy of EKT Holding AG
Posted 23 Nov 2010

Location: Estonia
Operator: AS Graanul Invest
Configuration: 1 X 10-MW CHP
Operation: 2017
Fuel: wood, bark
Boiler supplier: Urbas
T/G supplier: Urbas
Quick facts: This CHP plant ws built at a wood pellet factoryI. It has two grate fired boilers and heating capacity of 27 MWt. Overall efficiency is 89%, bark and forest chips are used as fuel. The unit started electricity production in 2016 and was commissioned in Jan 2017. The power station is connected to the 110kV grid.

Photograph courtesy of AS Graanul Invest
Posted 22 Apr 2017

Location: Ukraine
Operator: EIG Engineering
Configuration: 1 X 6 MW CHP
Operation: 2013
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Hurst
T/G supplier: MaxWatt
Quick facts: In Oct 2013, the EBRD said it would be providing financial support to EIG Engineering for construction and operation of an 18-MW, wood chip-fired power plant in the town of Ivankov near Kyv. Fuel burn is expected to be 210,000t of fuel wood, waste wood, and forest management biomass. An estimated 121 GWh/yr will be sold into the grid at an agreed “green” tariff. A 12-MW extension is planned.

Photograph courtesy of Pivdenteploenergomontazh
Posted 30 Jul 2014

Location: Latvia
Operator: Fortum Jelgavā SIA
Configuration: 1 X 23 MW CHP
Operation: 2010
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Metso
T/G supplier: MAN, Elin
EPC: Poyry, Metso, Ruukki 
Quick facts: Fortum acquired the Jelgavā DHS in 2008. This new CHP plant was inaugurated on 11 Sep 2013 and will supply about 85% of the heating load, or some 230 GWt per year. This was the first large-scale biofuel CHP in the country.

Photograph courtesy of Fortum
Posted 11 Oct 2013

Lemork No 1
Location: Poland
Operator: MPEC - LEBORK
Configuration: 1 X 1.278MW ORC
Operation: 2017
Fuel: wood, bark, sawdust
Boiler supplier: Polytechnik
ORC supplier: Turboden
EPC: Polytechnik Polska
Quick facts: This municipal heating plant in northern Poland was originally coal-fired and has been retrofit with a biomass ORC installation. In Jun 2012, the city received €9mn for the project from Switzerland. A sliding grate furnace was selected.

Photograph courtesy of Polytechnik GmbH
Posted 24 Jun 2017

Location: Estonia
Operator: Fortum Termest AS
Configuration: 1 X 23.5 MW CHP
Operation: 2010
Fuel: wood, peat, natural gas
Boiler supplier: Metso
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: AF Group
Quick facts: This new CHP plant came online in Nov 2010 and was inaugurated on 28 Jan 2011. Heating capacity is 50 MWt. Fuel is local wood and wood resides and milled peat. The plant will cover the total heating demand of Pärnu. The new plant has 16 staff and cost around €80mn.

Photograph courtesy of Fortum
Re-posted 16 Mar 2011

Location: Hungary
Operator: Pannon Power Rt
Configuration: 2 X 35, 2 X 65 MW
Operation: 1961-1965
Fuel: wood, natural gas
Boiler supplier: Danubius, Tlmace
T/G supplier: Lang, Ganz
Quick facts: This CHP plant was originally coal-fired. In 2004, one of the 65-MW units was converted by Kvaerner to burn wood and the two 35-MW units were converted to gas.

Photograph courtesy of Pannon Power Rt
Posted 19 Sep 2004

Location: Romania
Operator: SC Holzindustrie Schweighofer srl
Configuration: 1 X 5 MW CHP
Operation: 2009
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: At completion this was Romania’s largest biomass power plant and opened on 7 May 2009. Fuel is bark and sawmill and harvesting residues like chips and branches. The €20mn investment cost was partly subsidized by AFM. Heat output of 17 MWt is used for the kiln drying at the sawmill site and electricity is fed into the grid.

Photograph courtesy of Holzindustrie Schweighofer
Posted 16 May 2009

Location: Luxembourg
Operator: Kiowatt SA
Configuration: 1 X 2.7 MW CHP
Fuel: wood
Operation: 2013
Boiler supplier: Vyncke NV
T/G supplier: Siemens
Quick facts: In Jul 2011, the GOL approved development of a wood-fired trigeneration power plant at Roost. Kiowatt is a JV of Enovos unit LuxEnergie SA and Belgian forest products company Groupe Francois. Construction started in Oct 2012 and the project went into operation at the end of 2013. Fuel burn is about 35,000 tpy of scrap wood. At full load, output is about 21 GWh/yr. Waste heat is used in an associated pellet plant and cooling services are supplied to the LuxConnect data center.

Photograph courtesy of Markcom
Posted 10 Jun 2015

Location: Poland
Operator: PGE Zespołu Elektrowni Dolna Odra
Configuration: 1 X 25, 1 X 18 MW, 1 X 5 MW, 1 X 72 MW CHP
Fuel: wood, hard coal
Operation: 1955-2000
Boiler supplier: Metso, Pauker, Cegielski, EKM
T/G supplier: Lang, Ganz, Escher Wyss, Siemens, Alstom
EPC: Energomontaz-Poludnie
Quick facts: Development of the original plant started in 1911 and the first turboset went online in 1916. After the Second World War, the plant was run by the Soviets and returned to Polish authorities in 1947. Modernization and expansion activities started and ran for the next decade. In 2000, a new 65-MW T/G set was installed and, in 2008, it was decided to convert this to biomass operation. A Metso BFB was therefore installed and the converted unit went online on 26 Jan 2012 as the largest of its kind in Poland. Fuel will be about 550,000 tpy of wood chips and agricultural waste.

Photograph courtesy of PGE
Posted 26 Feb 2012

Tallinn Vao
Location: Estonia
Operator: OU Utilitas
Configuration: 1 X 25 MW, 1 X 21 MW CHP
Operation: 2009-2016
Fuel: wood, peat
Boiler supplier: Metso, Renewa Oy
T/G supplier: Siemens, MAN D&T
EPC: KMG Inseneriehitus, Noviter, BMH, Axis Industries UAB
Quick facts: This project in an old limestone quarry was developed by OU Digismart, a company owned by OU BEN Energy, 90% owned by US Invest AS (75%), and Dalkia company Tallinna Kute AS (25%). In 2011, Kristjan Rahu's company OU Horn Invest bought an 85% stake in the CHP from Dalkia. The plant is now owned by a company of OU Utilitas. The plant was extended in 2016 and the photo shows the triple-bolier Unit-2.

Photograph by OU Utilitas
Re-posted 17 May 2017

Location: Croatia
Operator: Uni Viridas doo
Configuration: 1 X 9.7 MW CHP
Operation: 2015
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Metso
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Metso, Sokol
Quick facts: This CHP plant in Babina Greda started-up in Aug 2015. Heating capacity is 10 MWt. The majority owner of the project is Unit Investment NV. Valmet has a 2yr, full-scope O&M agreement for the station. Local investor Energia Solution Ltd is a minority owner.

Photograph courtesy of Valmet
Posted 21 May 2017


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Updated 24-Jun-2017