Other Fossil-Fueled Plants in Estonia
Location: Ida-Viru
Operator: AS Kohtla-Järve Sooju
Configuration: 1 X 12 MW, 1 X 20 MW CHP
Operation: 1953-1958
Fuel: oil shale
Boiler supplier: Barnaul, Bukkau
T/G supplier: TMZ, Electrosila, Sverdlovsk Turbine Works, VEB, SE Plant Electrotyazhmash
Quick facts: Construction at Ahtme began during World War II. The work was abandoned until 1951 when it restarted. The first power and heat was supplied in 1953.

Photograph courtesy of AS Kohtla-Järve Sooju
Posted 7 Jul 2010

Location: Ida-Varu
Operator: Eesti Energia SA
Configuration: 1 X 300 MW
Operation: 2015
Fuel: oil shale, biomass
Boiler supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts: In Jan 2011, a contract was signed with Alstom to add two, 300 MW oil-shale, CFB units at the Narva complex. The cornerstone was laid for the first unit in May 2012 and the set was synchronized in early May 2015. The option for the second unit was let lapse in Feb 2014.

Photograph courtesy of Alstomn
Posted 3 Jun 2015

Location: Ida-Varu
Operator: AS Narva Elektrijaamad
Configuration: 8 X 100 MW, 4 X 180 MW
Operation: 1960-1966
Fuel: oil shale
Boiler supplier: Taganrog, Foster Wheeler
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
EPC: Siltumelektroprojekts
Quick facts: Construction at Balti started in Mar 1956 and Unit-1 was commissioned on 30 Dec 1959. Balti was built out in two main stages. In the first stage, 18 boilers, eight 100-MW units and two 12-MW back-pressure sets were were installed. The second stage has four units, each with single boilers and 200-MW T/G sets. Unit-11 was repowered with two CFB boilers which went online in Aug 2004. The site is 5km from Narva.

Photograph courtesy of and copyright by Foster Wheeler
Posted 17 Dec 2003

Location: Ida-Varu
Operator: AS Narva Elektrijaamad
Configuration: 7 X 200 MW, 1 X 210 MW
Operation: 1969-1973
Fuel: oil shale
Boiler supplier: Taganrog, Foster Wheeler
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
EPC: Siltumelektroprojekts
Quick facts: Eesti is 20km southwest of Narva and is the world’s largest oil shale-fired power plant. Site preparation began in Mar 1963 and the first unit was commissioned on 30 Jun 1969 with a new design boiler. From 1998–2001, the two boilers at Unit-8 were dismantled and in Oct 2001 work got underway on retrofitting a new CFB boiler from Foster Wheeler. Start-up began in Sep 2003.

Photograph courtesy of AS Narva Elektrijaamad
Posted 5 Apr 2008

Location: Harju
Operator: Eesti Energia
Configuration: 1 X 80 MW, 1 X 110 MW CHP
Operation: 1969-1973
Fuel: Natural gas, heavy oil
Boiler supplier: Taganrog
T/G supplier: LMZ, TMZ, Sibtjazmaz
Quick facts: This plant is the largest thermal energy producer in Estonia, supplying heat to approximately 50% of Tallinn. Iru has two generating units with oversize boilers plus three hot-water boilers and an auxiliary steam boiler. Total capacity is 190 MWe, 661.5 MWth hot water, and 162 MWth steam, all generated using natural gas and heavy fuel oil. The Iru-2 steam turbine was modified for back-pressure operation and both boilers were retrofit with low-Nox burners.

Photograph by Hannu (wikimedia)
Posted 7 Jul 2010


Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 03-Jun-2015