Nordmethan GmbH, a subsidiary of the plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER, has purchased an existing biogas plant in Falkenhagen, Brandenburg, Germany.
Following the fundamental technical and administrative restructuring and modernisation, the currently decommissioned Falkenhagen biogas plant is expected to resume operations towards the end of 2016.
The plant with its five digesters, five post-digesters, five digestate storage units and six combined heat and power (CHP) plant will generate 3.3 MW of electricity. The power will be fed into the public power grid, and the exhaust heat from the CHP plant is to be used for the digestate drying process.
By means of renovation investments totalling about €2 million, the WELTEC Group plans to re-enable profitable operation. The restructuring measures comprise the replacement of all solid matter input systems and a general overhaul of the six CHP plants. All tank roofs are to be replaced, and the mixer technology is to be serviced and replaced if necessary. Moreover, the pumps will be replaced, the control technology will be modernised, and the three dryers will be repaired.
Jens Albartus, Director of WELTEC BIOPOWER and of Nordmethan, is confident that these measures will enable economically successful operation of the biogas plant in Falkenhagen.
"The biogas plant features a concept that we can build on", commented Albartus.
"Our strength lies in the scope of our group: The array of WELTEC BIOPOWER and Nordmethan is capable of covering the entire biogas value chain from the planning stage to permanent operation", explained Albartus.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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