Opcon Bioenergy takes first repeat order for improved energy efficiency
in Czech Republic
Opcon Bioenergy, a subsidiary of Opcon, the energy and environmental
technology Group, has taken a first repeat order for plants for
recycling of waste heat within bioenergy applications in the Czech
Republic. The order for delivery of flue gas condensation equipment,
including treatment system, to an additional district heating plant
operated by TTS in the city of Trebic, follows on from the breakthrough
into the Czech Republic made by the company last summer. Delivery and
operational start-up is planned for the summer of 2011.
The plant is expected to increase energy efficiency in the
biomass-powered district heating plant by 25-30% while significantly
reducing emissions of dust particles to under 20 mg/nm3. The customer is
Intech Slovakia s.r.o, a subsidiary of TTS eko s.r.o., a leading player
within biomass in the Czech Republic and Slovakia that operates a number
of its own plants and makes extensive technical sales in this sector.
“Our customer was very satisfied with the performance of the condenser
and the flue gas treatment, which meets environmental requirements by
some margin. This is naturally a very strong vote of approval that they
are ordering a plant for one of their own district heating stations
after just a few months of seeing the first plant in operation,” says
Claes Scheibe, CEO of Opcon Bioenergy AB.
“We are very optimistic about the bioenergy market in the Czech
Republic, where fossil fuels and nuclear power have completely dominated
the energy sector to date, and together with TTS we will increase our
marketing efforts going forward,” says Claes Scheibe, CEO of Opcon
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 RenergiTM 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 SaxlundTM brand. The
Group also supplies Opcon PowerboxTM for production of green electricity
based on hot water or saturated steam.
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 energy-efficient solenoid technology and
ignition systems for combustion engines including ethanol, natural gas
and biogas engines.