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Nevel invests in an ORC turbine at Tibro heat plant

Nevel AB, the Swedish arm of the Nordic energy utility infrastructure company Nevel Group has revealed that it will invest in an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbine from compatriot Againity AB to be installed at its biomass-fired district heating plant in Tibro, Sweden. Start-up for the 99.9 kWe ORC unit is scheduled for early 2022.

Nevel AB is investing in an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbine from Againity AB for its district heating plant in Tibro, Sweden. The biomass-fired heat plant currently supplies around 40 GWh annually to households and industry (photo courtesy Againity).

Nevel is a utility infrastructure company that offers “advanced industrial and municipal infrastructure solutions that are fit-for-purpose and future-proof.” The Group currently operates more than 130 energy production sites and manages over 40 district heating networks in Finland, Sweden, and Estonia supplying around 1.6 TWh annually.

The ORC installation in Tibro, the value of which has not been disclosed, is expected to produce just over 560 MWh of electricity annually for self-consumption.

This will reduce electricity- and transmission costs for the heating plant while cutting carbon emissions, which is fully in line with Nevel’s sustainability goal of investing in renewable energy to work for a carbon-neutral future.

We look forward to almost becoming self-sufficient in fossil-free electricity, and in this way support the local electricity grid by freeing up power that local industry can instead make use of, said Simon Knoks, Regional Manager at Nevel AB.

High efficiency with cogeneration

The ORC turbine has an installed generator power of 99.9 kWe and will be connected to the heating plant’s biomass-fired hot water boilers. The electricity produced will follow the heat production at the heating plant and thus be highest during the winter when electricity demand and prices are also the highest.

According to Againity, cogeneration is very efficient and currently the most efficient fuel-based way of producing energy compared to producing electricity and heat separately. This means that the overall amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted into the atmosphere is reduced.

In this case, cogeneration corresponds to a saving of up to 504 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2eq) per year when replacing European marginal electricity.

We are pleased that Nevel has chosen to invest in fossil-free electricity production and entrusted us to supply an ORC turbine to Tibro. With the Group’s many heat plants around northern Europe, Nevel can make a significant climate contribution, remarked Elin Ledskog, Sales Manager at Againity.

For more information, contact:
Simon Knoks, Nevel AB
+46 73 393 13 02

Elin Ledskog, Againity AB
+46 705 29 32 23

Emmaboda Energi selects Againity ORC to upgrade to combined heat and power

Driven by rising electricity and transmission costs in southern Sweden, it is becoming increasingly profitable for small and medium-sized heating plants to upgrade and self-produce electricity. Municipal energy utility Emmaboda Energi och Miljö AB (Emmaboda Energi) is the latest company that has decided to invest in an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbine from compatriot Againity AB that will be commissioned in Q1/2022.

The ORC will be installed at Emmaboda Energi’s biomass-fired heat plant in Emmaboda in order to be able to produce local and fossil-free electricity for the plant’s own consumption. In so doing the company will be able to self-produce the majority of the heating plant’s internal electricity consumption reducing operating costs associated with electricity consumption and transmission while freeing up capacity on the grid.

Emmaboda Energi’s biomass-fired heat plant in Emmaboda, Sweden

Warmer climates and more energy-efficient houses mean that we are selling less and less district heating. In order to maintain competitiveness in the market, we must take every opportunity to become more efficient. Producing electricity via the district heating’s excess capacity contributes to us being able to maintain a competitive price for our customers while at the same time making an effort for the environment. The investment is also in line with the assignment we received from our owner, the municipality, to produce electricity locally in the municipality, said Thed Franzén, District Heating Manager at Emmaboda Energi.

The 99.9 kWe capacity turbine will be supplied as a complete self-contained “plug’n’play” unit connected using two pipes to the heating plant’s existing hot water boilers and two pipes to the district heating return. Againity’s ORC turbines enable electricity production from a 90˚C heat source in the form of hot water or steam.

The ORC turbine is estimated to provide the heating plant with over 480 MWh of power annually. According to Againity, this will provide emission savings of 436 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2eq) when replacing European marginal electricity.

At Againity we are delighted over the opportunity to deliver an ORC turbine to the heating plant in Emmaboda and thereby contribute with increased local and planned electricity production. With the increased electrification of society through the establishment of energy-intensive businesses, basic power, such as cogeneration, is becoming increasingly important in the energy system, said Kristina Pettersson, Sales and Process Engineer at Againity.

The order, the value of which has not been disclosed, is the 26th ORC turbine order for the company that is also seeing interest from outside of Sweden.

International business developer for Againity’s continued expansion

Text in Swedish:

Internationell affärsutvecklare för Againitys fortsatta expansion

Againity fortsätter att växa snabbt och söker nu en internationell affärsutvecklare till vår säljorganisation för att ta bolaget vidare ut i världen.

Som operativt ansvarig för expansion i utvalda centraleuropeiska länder arbetar du med att etablera relationer med såväl nya kunder som samarbetspartners. Du är en lyhörd lagspelare och kommer samarbeta tätt med övriga försäljningsteamet och resten av gänget på Againity.

Arbetsuppgifterna inkluderar att:

– Kartlägga marknaden och utveckla den marknadsplan som styr fortsatt arbete i landet. 

– Etablera nya säljkanaler med lokala produktbolag, konsulter, säljrepresentanter och branschorganisationer.

– Driva säljprocessen tillsammans med lokala samarbetspartners från kontakt till kontrakt, inklusive uppsökande försäljning och säljresor.

– Bygga säljpipe, driva och regelbundet rapportera av till försäljningschef. Inklusive uppsökande försäljning via telefon/mail/videomöten samt under lokala säljresor. 

– Arrangera studiebesök för potentiella kunder vid våra befintliga ORC-installationer.

– Ansvara för lokal marknadsföring genom branschtidningar och konferenser.

– Medverka vid försäljning även inom Sverige.

Profil:

– Vi söker dig som är initiativrik och resultatorienterad samt tycker om att bygga och underhålla långsiktiga relationer. Du är självgående, driven och trivs att arbeta i team. Du bör vara en prestigelös lagspelare som alltid är öppen för att hjälpa till där det behövs.

Meriterande:

– Erfarenhet av komplex internationell försäljning inom energiområdet, gärna fjärrvärme. 

– Erfarenhet av att bygga upp och utveckla säljorganisationer.

– Goda kunskaper i engelska och duktig på att uttrycka dig i tal och skrift. Gärna även på det lokala språket.

– Uppskatta resor och kontakt med nya människor.

Övrigt:

– Tjänsten utgår från Norrköping.

– Urval sker löpande och tjänsten kan komma att tillsättas innan sista ansökningsdatum. 

 
Om oss:

– Againity grundades 2013 och har sedan dess vuxit från start-up bolag till ett etablerat bolag där vår familjära företagskultur fortfarande finns kvar. Againity tillverkar ORC-turbiner för klimatsmart värmebaserad elproduktion. Idag arbetar vi främst med hetvattenpannor på värmeverk som med en ORC-installation enkelt uppgraderas till kraftvärmeverk som då producerar sin egen förnybara el. Klimatsmart, lokalproducerat och kostnadseffektivt! 

Kontakta försäljningschef Elin Ledskog på +46 11 323 02 20 eller elin.ledskog@againity.com för mer information.

Varmt välkommen att höra av dig till oss för en fortsatt diskussion!

Solör Bioenergi to upgrade additional bioheat plants with ORC’s from Againity

Swedish Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbine developer and supplier Againity AB, has announced that it has received an order for two ORC turbine units from compatriot Solör Bioenergi AB, part of Solör Bioenergy Group, a developer and operator of renewable district energy plants and heat distribution networks in Sweden and Norway.

In Sweden, Solör Bioenergi has ordered two more ORC turbines from Againity, one of which will be used to upgrade its biomass-fired district heating plant in Flen to a combined heat and power (CHP) plant (photo courtesy Againity).

Solör Bioenergi was among the first in the heating industry sector to upgrade district heat plants to combined heat and power (CHP) when in 2028, the company chose to upgrade the heating plant in Hörby to a CHP combined heat and power plant using an Againity ORC.

Since then, it has upgraded biomass heat plants in both Svenljunga and Vilhelmina with ORC turbines, and this year two more heating plants, in Flen and in Tomelilla, will start self-producing electricity as part of the company’s goals for increased energy efficiency.

In addition to significant savings in the heating plants’ energy costs, the ORC installations are in line with Solör Bioenergi’s goal to take advantage of the forest’s resources and pave the way for a sustainable society with reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

With the positive experiences we have from Againity’s ORC turbines in several locations within Solör, we now look forward to installing a turbine at our facility in Flen. With the ORC turbine and installation of electric filters in 2022, the plant will be well prepared for the coming years, said Jan Lindkvist at Solör Bioenergi.

The two new ORC turbines will each have an installed capacity of 100 kW of electricity. Together, the plants are estimated to produce 951 MWh of electricity per annum, which corresponds to a saving of approximately 855 tonnes of CO2 equivalents when replacing European marginal electricity.

Since the majority of the electricity produced will be used internally at the heating plants, the investment also means large financial savings through reduced costs for electricity trading, electricity networks, and energy tax.

It feels great to be working with Solör again and together continue with upgrading the Group’s heating plants into combined heat and power plants. With the last six months ‘increased electricity prices and lack of power in southern Sweden, we are happy to be part of the solution and through our electricity self-production solution reduce the heating plants’ costs for a more competitive district heating, said Elin Ledskog, Head of Sales at Againity.

Read the article in Bioenergy International here>>

Join Againity as our new service manager!

Againity is looking for a new Service Engineer. More information in Swedish below.

Serviceansvarig till Againity

Vill du arbeta med oss för effektivare och mer klimatsmart elproduktion? Häng med på vår resa mot en mer hållbar framtid!
Againity tillverkar en ny typ av ORC-turbin för att möjliggöra elproduktion från lågvärdig värme – till exempel hetvatten på värmeverk som eldar flis eller avfall.
Med en snabbt ökande installerad maskinflotta söker vi nu fler medarbetare till vårt glada gäng.

Som serviceansvarig ansvar du för planering och utförande av service för våra installerade maskiner som idag främst finns anslutna till hetvattenpannor.
Arbetet utförs tillsammans med ett team av tekniker och ingenjörer inom service och produktion. I rollen arbetar du i nära dialog med våra kunder och ansvarar för hela serviceprocessen samt vidareutveckling av befintliga rutiner och arbetssätt.  

Arbetsuppgifter i korthet:

  • Felsökning och utförande av service av våra installerade ORC-turbiner.
  • Koordinering av när och hur service ska genomföras.
  • Direktkontakt med kunder för inplanering av service
  • Koordinering av underleverantörer för service
  • Telefonsupport
  • Medverkan vid byggnation av maskiner i verkstan i Norrköping
  • Rollen utgår från Norrköping, med ett par dagar i veckan på plats hos våra kunder. Kunderna finns mestadels inom Sverige, men även utomlands.

Kvalifikationer

  • Erfarenhet av service/montage inom energi/turbin/värmeverk/pannor/industri. Eller inom annat relevant område.
  • Talar flytande svenska och engelska
  • Körkort
  • Öppen för resor i tjänsten ett par dagar i veckan.

Din profil

  • Vi tror att du är van att arbeta självständigt och lösningsfokuserat med en öppen och positiv inställning.
  • För att lyckas i rollen är du serviceinriktad och en god lyssnare som inger förtroende hos våra kunder
  • Du är ansvarstagande, flexibel och har ett professionellt förhållningssätt.
  • Du har förmågan att samarbeta väl med dina medarbetare och bygga relationer med kunder.
  • Du ser möjligheter att själv forma servicearbetet och bidra till att utveckla befintliga processer.

Tjänsten är tillgänglig omedelbart och urval sker löpande.

Vid intresse eller frågor, varmt välkommen att höra av dig till VD David Frykerås på telefon 0704-25 37 66 eller mail david.frykeras@againity.com. Bifoga gärna CV och personligt brev.

Vi ser fram emot att höra från dig!

Againity receives order from ESANI for first ORC turbine to Greenland

Swedish Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbine developer and supplier Againity AB, has announced that it has been selected by Greenlandic waste management company ESANI A/S to supply a 355 kW ORC turbine for a waste-to-energy (WtE) plant in Nuuk, Greenland with an option for a second ORC unit.

Formed in 2019, ESANI A/S is Greenland’s new national waste management company with a director and a board, whose members come from all of the participating municipalities. The main aim of ESANI is to create solutions for the collection and handling of all forms of waste in Greenland and increase the capacity for local waste management and energy recovery for district heating.

This includes the building of two new waste-to-energy (WtE) plants in Sisimiut and Nuuk for combustible waste and 2-3 waste oil facilities in Qarqortoq, Aasiaat, and Maniitsoq. Other types of waste will be sent for processing to other locations in Greenland or abroad.

The existing WtE plant in Nuuk can treat approximately 40 tonnes of waste every 24 hours whereas the new plants will be able to treat approximately 53 tonnes of waste every 24 hours.

Option for a second ORC

To complement the waste-fired boilers, ESANI has chosen to add-on ORC turbines from Againity to generate local and weather-independent electricity. The order, the value of which has not been disclosed, consists of an ORC turbine to the plant in Nuuk with an option for ESANI to order an additional module for the planned new WtE plant in Sisimiut.

The new plant will deliver heat to the district heating network and excess heat from the waste incineration is connected to the ORC turbine which enables local and weather-independent electricity production.

Because we are connected to a limited district heating system, a lot of energy is wasted because we have to cool the energy away without being able to use it. With the implementation of ORC technology from Againity, we now have the opportunity to use our entire energy potential either as district heating or as transformed internal electrification. This makes perfect sense for us as a company and for the environment, said Frank Rasmussen, Director at ESANI.

The ORC turbine from Againity will have an installed generator capacity of 355 kW and the unit will be installed during summer 2021. It will use heat from the existing waste boiler, which is later to be replaced by the new waste boiler plant but with the same ORC connection.

Since the ORC turbine will recycle excess heat from the incineration process, the installation will contribute to a more circular and climate-smart energy system, while reducing electricity costs on site.

We are honoured to be part of ESANI’s efforts to increase the energy efficiency at the waste management plants. By recycling local waste into energy and producing electricity with the ORC turbine, ESANI replaces imported fossil fuels in the national electricity mix and contributes to a more sustainable and local energy system, commented Elin Ledskog, Head of Sales at Againity, adding that the order will mark the first installation on the North American continent for the company.

Read the article in Bioenergy International here>>

Againity and Schmid enter collaboration for small-scale CHP

Swedish ORC turbine manufacturer Againity AB and Swiss boiler manufacturer Schmid AG Energy Solutions have signed a collaboration agreement for delivery of small-scale CHP plants. Existing as well as new boiler plants can now add-on an ORC turbine, allowing the plant to combine its renewable heat production with local weather-independent power production.

“We are impressed by the technology and the modularity of Againity’s product”, says Marcel Danuser, Head of Export Sales at Schmid energy solutions.

The ORC turbine can be connected to hot water boilers as well as steam boilers. With local power production, the plant cuts electricity and power grid costs while releasing capacity on the local grid and contributing to more renewable electricity production.

We are very glad that Schmid has chosen us as a supplier for Schmid boilers, to complement their existing heat offer with electricity production”, says David Frykerås, CEO of Againity. “We are impressed by the performance of Schmid boilers and their network in Central Europe as well as globally.”

Schmid energy solutions is a Swiss family business, which is dealing with energy issues for over 80 years and employs about 300 people. In the course of their successful company history Schmid have evolved to become an international specialist and manufacturer of systems for biomass energy. Nowadays, Schmid energy solutions is one of the leading companies in the industry worldwide. In addition to its headquarters, the Schmid Group comprises three more offices in Switzerland. The company has 9 subsidiaries in Europe and many strong partnerships around the globe.

About Againity

Againity offers in-house developed and patented ORC turbine systems for sustainable electricity production. Founded in Norrköping in 2013, Againity has established fast on the Nordic market of small-scale CHP plants where existing hot water and steam boilers are complemented with the modular ORC turbine system. Today Againity is building ORC turbine number 21, already covering 15% of the Swedish CHP plants and now establishing on new international markets.

Gislaved Energi to convert from bioheat to CHP with a 200 kW ORC

Swedish municipal energy provider Gislaved Energi AB has announced that it will invest in a 200 kW Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbine from compatriot Againity AB and thus transform its biomass-fired heating plant into a combined heat and power (CHP) plant. The investment means that Gislaved Energi will produce approximately 770 MWh of electricity annually and thereby reduce its internal electricity costs significantly.

Gislaved Energi is already a fossil-free municipal energy provider thanks to its biomass-fired district heat plant as well as its solar, wind, and hydropower installations. The new investment, the value of which has not been disclosed, will enable an additional 200 kW of weather-independent electricity production capacity to reduce costs for self-consumption.

Of course, it feels very inspiring that we are now taking another climate step forward as we create the opportunity to produce sustainable electricity at our district heating plant in Mossarp, said Hans Brunström, CEO of Gislaved Energi AB.

The Mossarp district heat plant currently consists of two woodchip-fired boilers (5 MW and 7 MW) with flue gas condensers (1.2 MW and 2 MW) and an HVO-fired oil boiler (5 MW) as backup and reserve. The woodchip boilers and flue gas condensers were installed in 2013 and 2018 respectively and the backup boiler in 2018.

In addition, 47.8 kW solar PV was installed on the boiler house roof of the 5 MW boiler in 2016 to power the pumps.

Reduce emissions, increase local power supply

The new 200 kW ORC turbine will be connected to the heating plant’s recently installed 7 MW woodchip-fired boiler from Jernforsen, where the installation consists of two pipes for the boiler circuit and two pipes for the district heating return.

Gislaved Energi’s expected electricity production of approximately 770 MWh annually corresponds to an emission reduction of 690 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2eq) per annum when replacing European marginal electricity.

In addition to the positive environmental aspects, the heating plant’s internal electricity costs will be reduced as electricity production will cover a large part of the plant’s internal consumption.

We are very pleased to be entrusted with the task of supplementing Gislaved’s heating plant with its own electricity production. Now that we are seeing an increasingly heavy load on the electricity grid, cogeneration has an important role to play for the local electricity supply – not least during the winter months when both electricity consumption and cogeneration are at their greatest, said Elin Ledskog, Head of Sales at Againity AB.

The Norrköpings based company Againity has developed and manufactured modular ORC systems since 2013 and has a patent for the turbine’s unique design. The technology works like an ordinary steam turbine, with the difference that an organic refrigerant is used instead of water. This means that even low-value heat from 90 degrees C and up can be used for electricity production.

Contact persons:

Rikard Bondéus, Team Manager Heat at Gislaved Energi AB, +46 (0) 371-58 91 18, rikard.bondeus@gislavedenergi.se
Elin Ledskog, Head of Sales at Againity AB, 0705-29 32 23, elin.ledskog@againity.com

Read the article in Bioenergy International here>>