Peat-Fired and Biomass Power Plants in Finland
Location: Ita-Suomen
Operator: Kuopion Energia
Configuration: 1 X 30 MW, 1 X 60 MW CHP
Operation: 1972-1982
Fuel: peat
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: Skoda
Quick facts: Unit-1 was the first purpose-built, peat-fired district-heating plant in Finland.

Photograph courtesy of Kupion Energia
Posted 30 Apr 2005

Location: North Ostrobothnia
Operator: Kanteleen Voima Oy
Configuration: 1 X 154 MW
Operation: 1989
Fuel: peat, wood
Boiler supplier: Tampella
T/G supplier: Siemens
Quick facts: Thhis power plant was built close to the national transmission grid, peat bogs and the Pyhäjoki River. Kanteleen Voima was formed in Oct 2006 and acquired the TPP from Fortum the following month. The divestment was one of the conditions set by the Finnish Competition Authority for Fortum's acquisition of E.ON Finland. Kanteleen is owned by a consortium of five municipaly-owned utility gorups. Plant output has been affected by fuel procurement issues.

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Posted 13 Jun 2015

Location: Etelä-Suomen
Operator: Fortum Heat Hämeenlinna
Configuration: 1 X 22 MW, 1 X 38 MW GT, CHP
Operation: 1939-1988
Fuel: peat, biomass, natural gas
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: Alsthom (GT)
Quick facts: Hämeenlinna is said to be the first condensing power plant built in Finland. In 1980 it was converted to CHP operation and in 1989 a Frame 6 gas turbine was installed. Finally, the coal-grate boiler was replaced by a BFB boiler in 1998. A 10,000 cu m thermal storage tank is installed.

Photograph courtesy of Fortum
Posted 21 May 2006

Location: Uusimaa
Operator: Fortum Oyj
Configuration: 1 X 22 MW CHP
Operation: 2013
Fuel: wood, peat, natural gas
Boiler supplier: Metso
T/G supplier: MAN D&T
EPC: Poyry
Quick facts: In Jun 2013, Fortum commissioned this new biofuel-fired plant about 35 northeast of Helskinki. It can supply 130 GWh/yr of electricity for the gird and 280 GWh of heat for about 34,000 residents in Tuusula and Jarvenpaa. Design fuels are forest residues and forest industry by-products. Te project cost about €80mn.

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Posted 18 Feb 2015

Location: Länsi-Suomen
Operator: Jyväskylän Energia Oy
Configuration: 1 X 215 MW CHP
Operation: 2010
Fuel: peat, wood
Boiler supplier: Foster Wheeler
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
EPC: AF Group
Quick facts: Project development began in Nov 2005 and Keljonlahti was approved in May 2007 after various legal proceedings. Excavation began in Jan 2008 and steam blows for the CFB boiler were completed in Nov 2009 and the unit went online in Mar 2010. This is one of the largest peat and wood-fired generating units in the world. The boiler is coal capable. Architects were KVA Arkkitehdeille Oy. The stack is 130m high.

Photograph courtesy of Jyväskylän Energia Oy
Re-posted 11 Feb 2015

Location: Länsi-Suomen
Operator: Tampereen Sahkolaitos
Configuration: 1 X 60 MW CHP
Operation: 1977
Fuel: peat, natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: Tampella
T/G supplier: VEB, Bergman & Borsig
Quick facts: In 2000, Unit-1 was repowered with an Alstom gas turbine into a 100-MW CCGT block.

Photograph by CIMG1847 (flickr)
Posted 6 May 2007

Location: Länsi-Suomen
Operator: Porin Prosessivoima Oy
Configuration: 1 X 65 MW CHP
Operation: 2011
Fuel: wood, peat, RDF
Boiler supplier: Metso
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Poyry, Metso
Quick facts: In Dec 2006, Poyry signed a services agreement with PVO subsidiary Porin Prosessivoima Oy for a new biomass CHP plant at the Sachtleben Kemira Pigments factory at Kaanaa in Pori. That same month, Metso received a letter of intent for a €50mn contract to supply a CYMIC CFB system for the plant, which completed in 2011 about 3yrs past the initial schedule. The installation has a capacity of 65 MWe, 140 MWt of steam and 70 MWt. Metso also supplied the air pollution control equipment. The plant cost about €140mn.

Photograph courtesy of Metso
Posted 1 Feb 2015

Location: Länsi-Suomen
Operator: Jyväskylän Energiantuotanto Oy
Configuration: 1 X 87 MW CHP
Operation: 1986
Fuel: peat, wood, coal
Boiler supplier: Tampella
T/G supplier: ABBS
Quick facts: Converted to BFB operation in 1993. Main fuel is milled peat with about 30% of heat input from forest wood chips and sawmilll waste in central Finland. The plant supplies electricity, district heating to the city of Jyvasklya, and process steam for the M-Real Pangas paper mill. Heat from the DHS system return is supplied to Viherlandia, a nearby greenhouse. In Jul 2012, Metso was contracted for an extensive automation renewal project at Rauhalahti.

Photograph courtesy of Metso
Re-posted 1 Aug 2012

Location: Uusimaa
Operator: Jyvaskylan Energia Oy
Configuration: 34 MW CHP
Operation: 1974 (ret)
Fuel: peat, oil
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This CHP unit supplied district heat, power, and steam for the Metso Rautpohjan paper mill. The stacks are 90m tall. The plant was retired at the end of 2015.

Photograph by Tila Monto (wikipedia)
Posted 13 Feb 2016

Location: Länsi-Suomen
Operator: Vaskiluodon Voima Oy
Configuration: 1 X 120 MW CHP
Operation: 1990
Fuel: peat, wood, coal
Boiler supplier: Ahlstrom
T/G supplier: Skoda
Quick facts: This CFB unit also supplies 100 MW of thermal energy for district heating. Vaskiluodon Voima Oy is equally owned by EPV Energia Oy and Pohjolan Voima Oy.

Photograph courtesy of Vaskiluodon Voima Oy
Posted 31 Dec 2005

Location: Lapin
Operator: Rovaniemen Energia
Configuration: 1 X 32 MW CHP
Operation: 1995
Fuel: peat, coal
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: ABB
Quick facts: CFB boiler.

Photograph courtesy of Rovaniemen Energia
Posted 4 Feb 2006

Location: Oulu
Operator: Oulun Energia
Configuration: 1 X 77 MW, 1 X 113 MW
Operation: 1977-1995
Fuel: peat, wood
Boiler supplier: Tampella, Ahlstrom
T/G supplier: Zamech, LMZ, Ganz
Quick facts: Unit-1 was rebuilt with a CFB boiler.

Photograph courtesy of UKI Arkkitehdit Oy
Posted 30 Apr 2005


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Updated 13-Feb-2016