Peat-Fired and Biomass Power Plants in Finland

Location: Ita-Suomen
Operator: Kuopion Energia
Configuration: 1 X 30 MW, 1 X 60 MW CHP
Operation: 1972-1982
Fuel: peat
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: Skoda
Quick facts: Unit-1 was the first purpose-built, peat-fired district-heating plant in Finland.

Photograph courtesy of Kupion Energia
Posted 30 Apr 2005

Location: Etelä-Suomen
Operator: Fortum Heat Hämeenlinna
Configuration: 1 X 22 MW, 1 X 38 MW GT, CHP
Operation: 1939-1988
Fuel: peat, biomass, natural gas
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: Alsthom (GT)
Quick facts: Hämeenlinna is said to be the first condensing power plant built in Finland. In 1980 it was converted to CHP operation and in 1989 a Frame 6 gas turbine was installed. Finally, the coal-grate boiler was replaced by a BFB boiler in 1998. A 10,000 cu m thermal storage tank is installed.

Photograph courtesy of Fortum
Posted 21 May 2006

Location: Länsi-Suomen
Operator: Jyväskylän Energia Oy
Configuration: 1 X 209 MW CHP
Operation: 2010
Fuel: peat, wood
Boiler supplier: Foster Wheeler
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
EPC: AF Group
Quick facts: Project development began in Nov 2005 and Keljonlahti was approved in May 2007 after various legal proceedings. There are 10 power companies partnering in the project. Excavation began in Jan 2008 and steam blows for the CFB boiler were completed in Nov 2009. When completed, this will be one of the largest peat and wood-fired generating units in the world. Architects were KVA Arkkitehdeille Oy. The stack is 130m high.

Photograph by Antti Leppanen (wikimedia)
Posted 21 Nov 2009

Location: Länsi-Suomen
Operator: Tampereen Sahkolaitos
Configuration: 1 X 60 MW CHP
Operation: 1977
Fuel: peat, natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: Tampella
T/G supplier: VEB, Bergman & Borsig
Quick facts: In 2000, Unit-1 was repowered with an Alstom gas turbine into a 100-MW CCGT block.

Photograph by CIMG1847 (flickr)
Posted 6 May 2007

Location: Länsi-Suomen
Operator: Jyväskylän Energiantuotanto Oy
Configuration: 1 X 87 MW CHP
Operation: 1986
Fuel: peat, wood, coal
Boiler supplier: Tampella
T/G supplier: ABBS
Quick facts: Converted to BFB operation in 1993.  Main fuel is milled peat with about 30% of heat input from forest wood chips and sawmilll waste in central Finland. The plant supplies electricity, district heating to the city of Jyvasklya, and process steam for the M-Real Pangas paper mill. Heat from the DHS system return is supplied to Viherlandia, a nearby greenhouse. In Jul 2012, Metso was contracted for an extensive automation renewal project at Rauhalahti to complete in fall 2013.

Photograph courtesy of Metso
Re-posted 1 Aug 2012

Location: Länsi-Suomen
Operator: Vaskiluodon Voima Oy
Configuration: 1 X 120 MW CHP
Operation: 1990
Fuel: peat, wood, coal
Boiler supplier: Ahlstrom
T/G supplier: Skoda
Quick facts: This CFB unit also supplies 100 MW of thermal energy for district heating. Vaskiluodon Voima Oy is equally owned by EPV Energia Oy and Pohjolan Voima Oy

Photograph courtesy of Vaskiluodon Voima Oy
Posted 31 Dec 2005

Location: Lapin
Operator: Rovaniemen Energia
Configuration: 1 X 32 MW CHP
Operation: 1995
Fuel: peat, coal
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: ABB
Quick facts: CFB boiler.

Photograph courtesy of Rovaniemen Energia
Posted 4 Feb 2006

Location: Oulu
Operator: Oulun Energia
Configuration: 1 X 77 MW, 1 X 113 MW
Operation: 1977-1995
Fuel: peat, wood
Boiler supplier: Tampella, Ahlstrom
T/G supplier: Zamech, LMZ, Ganz
Quick facts: Unit-1 was rebuilt with a CFB boiler.

Photograph courtesy of UKI Arkkitehdit Oy
Posted 30 Apr 2005


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

Updated 11-Oct-2013