Opcon makes delivery to Dalkia's first bioenergy installation with flue
gas condensation in France
Opcon Bioenergy, a subsidiary of Opcon, the energy and environmental
technology Group, has received an order from Fimat Entreprise a
subsidiary of market leader Dalkia for an installation that will recycle
waste heat from a heating plant in Cholet near Nantes in the west of
France. This will be Dalkia's first installation in France to utilize
flue gas condensation based on Opcon's leading technology for improved
energy efficiency and reduced emissions.
The order includes delivery of Renergi flue gas condensation and
treatment equipment that will treat and recycle energy in the flue gases
released through the chimney of the 2 MW plant. The installation is
expected to boost energy output by up to 20% without consuming
additional fuel. Particle emissions will also be cut significantly via
extra treatment. This will be Opcon's first delivery to a heating plant
in France. Delivery and start-up will take place in 2011.
“We have previously delivered several plants to Dalkia's foreign
subsidiaries and are naturally very pleased that such a large and
demanding customer as Dalkia has selected our leading technology now
that they are starting to implement this form of technology that
enhances energy efficiency on their domestic market in France. We are
noting a growing market within small-scale district heating plants in
France, and Dalkia is one of the leading companies in this sector.
Dalkia is now investing in leading Swedish environmental technology that
increases energy efficiency and limits emissions,” says Claes Scheibe,
CEO of Opcon Bioenergy AB.
“As a European leader in energy management, Dalkia's core business is
energy efficiency. With Opcon's recovery technology, Dalkia can further
improve the energy efficiency and environmental performances of its
heating plants” says Stéphane Guenroc, engineering manager for Dalkia
Opcon Bioenergy is part of Opcon's expanding Renewable Energy business
area and its focus on Waste to Value with a special emphasis on Waste
Heat Recovery and bioenergy. Under its Renergi brand, Opcon supplies
systems for treatment and improved energy efficiency to biomass-powered
district heating plants, sawmills, pellets manufacturers and commercial
greenhouses, as well as treatment equipment for industrial plants and
drying systems for biomass.
Within the bioenergy sector, Opcon Bioenergy offers a wide range of
services, from design of complete combined power and heating plants to
handling systems and combustion plants under the Saxlund brand. The
Group also supplies Opcon Powerbox for production of green electricity
based on hot water or saturated steam.
Dalkia, a European leader in energy management, has developed strong
expertise in the use of renewable energy, especially biomass, in France
and internationally. Around 150 boiler facilities operated by Dalkia and
powered by biomass have a total output of 817 MW. Among these
facilities, Dalkia owns and operates one of the largest biomass plants
in Europe at Pecs in Hungary. A total of 1.6 million tonnes of biomass
are consumed annually at facilities managed by Dalkia.
For further information, please contact
Niklas Johansson, vice president, Investor Relations, Opcon AB, tel. +46
8-466 45 00,+46-70-592 54 53
Opcon AB, Box 15085, 104 65 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel. +46 8-466 45 00, fax+46 8-716 76 61
The Opcon Group
Opcon is an energy and environmental technology Group that develops,
produces and markets systems and products for eco-friendly, efficient
and resource-effective use of energy.
Opcon has activities in Sweden, China, Germany and the UK. There are
around 410 employees. The company's shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX
Stockholm. The Group comprises two business areas:
Renewable Energy focuses on the following areas: electricity generation
based on waste heat, bioenergy-powered heating and CHP plants, pellets
plants, drying of biomass, handling systems for biomass, sludge and
natural gas, industrial cooling, flue gas condensation, treatment of
flue gases, air systems for fuel cells and measurement and monitoring of
Engine Efficiency focuses on ignition systems for combustion engines
including ethanol, natural gas and biogas engines.
This is information has been disclosed in accordance with the Swedish
Securities Exchange and Clearing Operations Act and/or the Financial
Instruments Trading Act. The information was issued for publication on
April, 14, 2011 at 10:30 CET.