A transition to sustainable energy systems is underway across the globe. Sweco’s energy experts work across the entire energy supply chain. Focus is on how energy is produced, distributed where it’s needed, and consumed as efficiently as possible. The result is a reliable, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable energy supply.
Energy should be produced with the highest possible efficiency so that the energy content of the fuel can be utilised as efficiently as possible.
The weakness of combustion technologies in energy production is their poor efficiency. Heat generation can utilise energy content with better efficiency, but it alone cannot give light to buildings or power to electrical devices. The solution is combined heat and power production, CHP.
Sweco’s CHP assignments have ranged from the execution of small-scale CHP projects to improving reliability of energy production in a large town through a CHP plant. Typically, the capacity of a CHP plant in Finnish conditions varies between 2 to 120 MWes. Regardless of the project’s size, our responsible engineers commit to their work.
During the initial development stage of a CHP project, Sweco can do the dimensioning of the future power plant based on the existing district heating system or the plant’s steam consumption figures while also optimising the turbine tail condensate capacity to enable the possible power production increase. In the preliminary stage of the project we take care of permission issues and the plans of the procurement of the main equipment. During the planning of the implementation stage, we carry out the detail engineering and purchase the auxiliary equipment. In the implementation stage, we are also in charge of the installation and commissioning supervision carried out at the plant and the training of the plant’s operating staff.