• a substantial portion of the building is carved into the rock - regenerative turbine system and districts heater, supplied by Doosan Skoda Power are located 15 meters below ground and fuel depots are 30 m below ground
• transport of biomass fuel from the port to the power plant is provided by a 1km-long underground conveyor
• the shape of the building has been adapted to respect the age-old royal oaks, which have become part of the building complex
This biomass power plant will be used primarily for the production of heat and electricity. DSPW has supplied a turbo generator, including a single casing 3000 rpm steam turbine, designed to produce 154 MW of power.
The inauguration was attended by many distinguished guests, including Göran Långsved, Member of the Board, Pekka Lundmark - Head of Fortum group (AB Fortum is owner and also power plant operator), Anders Egelrud, CEO Fortum Värme and Ibrahim Baylan, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources. This is a short summary what was said during the inauguration:
• Sweden has a good reputation for protecting the environment, as proved by this project. The city of Stockholm aims to have 100% fossil free heat and power generation by 2040 and climate balance (carbon neutral) in 2030. This plant is an important way to achieve this goal and Stockholm is leading the way in developing renewable energy production.
• Fortum has a strategic cooperation with the city of Stockholm for environmental work and 100% fossil free production. Fortum Värmes owners, Fortum and City of Stockholm will secure the delivery of fossil free heat and power all day when it’s needed even if there is no sun or wind. The plant will heat 190 000 flats.
• Stockholm and the Värtan plant are the best shop window for renewable energy, using solar energy in the shape of biomass to produce heat and power.
• The Fortum plant is a forerunner for others in using wood waste for power production. CO2 emissions will be reduced by 126 000 ton/year in Stockholm. Globally Fortum reduces the CO2 by 650 000 ton/year.
At the end of the inauguration ceremony, the speakers planted trees to show the cycle from new trees growing up, to becoming wood waste used as fuel, and then returning to ash in the woods where new trees grow.
Doosan Škoda Power is proud to be part of such a pioneering project and provided participants at the inauguration with detailed technical information related to the installed turbo generator.