Customer case:

Dalkia Facture - Full-scope solution for biomass processing

Aug 12, 2015

The delivery included the boiler, flue-gas cleaning and fuel handling systems. For the customer, centralizing the process equipment required for biomass handling with the same supplier reduces the likelihood of delays during construction and ensures that all equipment is seamlessly compatible.

One of the biggest biomass power plants in Central Europe, with a full-scope solution for biomass processing, delivered to Dalkia in October 2010. The combined heat and power plant in Facture, southwest France uses mainly bark and forest residues as fuel to produce 50 megawatts of electricity for the national grid and 74 megawatts of process steam for Smurfit Kappa’s paper mill.


Location Facture, France
Solution Valmet BFB Boiler (formerly HYBEX) utilizing bubbling fluidized bed combustion technology, flue-gas cleaning and fuel handling
Results Dalkia’s full-scope biomass processing solution from Valmet provides both immediate and long- term advantages for the environment, the power generation process, productivity and resource management.
Keywords Energy, Europe, Air pollution control, BFB boilers

Technical data

Steam 124 MWth
47 kg/s
119 bar
520 °C
Fuels Bark, sawdust, sludge, forest residues
Start-up 2010