Both thermal and electrical energy is produced from local renewable resources
The creation of the biomass cogeneration plant has enabled us to produce thermal and electrical energy from local renewable resources, using wood biomass for fuel (woodchips, sawdust and tree bark). The plant is equipped with a high-pressure steam boiler and a steam turbine with a synchronous generator. The boiler with automated fuel supply and a walking beam furnace ensure efficient burning of the fuel. Whereas, the steam energy produced by the boiler is transformed into electrical energy in the multi-stage steam turbine and synchronous generator unit.
Electrical Output of 3.98 MW and Heat Output of 15.9 MW
"Veckroģeļi" energy complex is the largest and most powerful biomass cogeneration plant in Kurzeme producing 3.98 MW of electrical output and 15.9 MW of heat output per hour.
The electricity produced by the cogeneration plant is fed into the grid of AS "Sadales tīkls", while the produced heat is used for the production processes of the nearby pellet factory, which can rely on the produced heat throughout the year.
• 15.9 MWththermalload
• Steamboiler –61 bar(g), 485 ‘C, 20.5 t/h
• Steamturbine–4.0 MW
• 24/7 routineoperationandservicemaintenance
UPB Group Ensures the Entire Construction Cycle and Service
This is a turnkey project implemented by UPB Energy in cooperation with other companies of the UPB Group, ensuring the entire cycle from designing, construction and equipment installation to launching and fine-tuning of the plant. UPB Energy also provides 24/7 plant maintenance and operation service.
The turnkey principle, which brings together several of the group’s companies, including specialists from Germany and Switzerland, has proven to be very successful as it allows use of the whole group’s knowledge of materials, technologies and construction methods.