Oulu biogasplant extension contract awarded to Watrec Ltd
Gasum Biotehdas Ltd has signed contract with Watrec Ltd for Oulu Biogasplant extension work. The capacity of the plant is planned to be upgraded from 19 000 t/a of feed material to 60 000 t/a. In addition to that the pretreatment of bio-waste will also be upgraded to fulfill the demands of increased amount of bio-waste. When Oulu biogas plant was initially designed and built; this potential increase was taken into account. Subsequently that only the digester tank, dewatering equipment of digestate, and some other minor process equipment is needed.
“We have started the works and the schedule is to finish the works during this year”: says Carl-Henrik Nyström Watrec’s Project Manager. “We expect the commissioning of the extension to be started in early fall of 2017”.
After the extension works the plant’s capacity will match Kuopio and Honkajoki plants, and strengthens Gasum Biotehdas role in Northern Finland.