Opcon: Saxlund wins major UK bioenergy contract

By Saxlund | May 09, 2014

Energy and environmental technology group Opcon has won a major bioenergy contract for Saxlund’s fuel handling and biomass combustion technology in the U.K. Order value amounts to close to SEK 35 million ($5.33 million) with commissioning in 2015.

The project which is a joint development between Saxlund in Sweden and the U.K. means that Saxlund will provide the fuel handling system, with push floor and conveyers, in addition to a biomass combustion boiler with an integrated high pressure steam boiler, all for a system utilizing waste wood as a fuel.

“This is an important order for us at Saxlund and proof that our international strategy and the integration we are working for in the Bioenergy sector is starting to bear fruit. We see growth in this sector in the U.K. and in terms of renewable energy and sustainability, waste wood is an obvious route to take and is an area in which the biofuel sector needs to further develop,” says Stefan Wallerman, managing director of Saxlund Bioenergy AB and responsible for bioenergy within Opcon.

Saxlund is a market leader in the bulk solid handling and storage sector, with more than 60 years experience across numerous industry sectors, including recycling, biomass combustion and cement. Saxlund is part of Opcon’s Renewable Energy business and Waste to Value initiative. Within the bioenergy sector, Opcon offers a full range of services from the design of complete combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plants to handling systems and biomass energy plants under the Saxlund brand.