Hörby heating plant, Sweden

Hörby heating plant, Sweden


The heating plant in Hörby was started in 2004 and is owned by Solör Bioenergi Syd AB. The plant consists of a biofuel boiler with an output of 6 MW that fires wood chips from local actors. As the plant did not have a previous steam boiler and traditional steam turbines will not be profitable at smaller existing heating plants, Solör Bionenergi chose to invest in an ORC turbine to cover its internal electricity consumption.

Our solution:

Againity delivered an automated ORC system with a maximum capacity of 49.9 kW electricity production. The ORC system enables electricity production from the boiler’s hot water. In total, the system is expected to be able to produce 400 MWh of electricity annually, corresponding to annual emission savings of 360 CO2 equivalents when substituting coal-based electricity. Solör Bioenergi has chosen to sign a service agreement with Againity to ensure a long service life and minimal maintenance.

Owner: Solör Bioenergi
Location: Hörby, Sweden
Existing heat plant: 6 MW hot water boiler
Fuel: Wood chips
Heat generation: 24 GWh/year
Temperature boiler circuit: 120 ˚C
Return temperature district heating: 51˚C
Againity’s delivery: ORC AT50
Max capacity: 49.9 kW
Expected electricity generation: 400 MWh/year