Fortum and the steel company SSAB have launched a joint commercial feasibility study and technical FEED (Front End Engineering Design) study to explore the possibilities of producing hydrogen-reduced fossil-free sponge iron in Raahe, Finland. In line with its strategy, Fortum wants to drive the development of a hydrogen economy in the Nordics together with its customers and partners.
Political pressure for fossil-free fuel for European aviation is intensifying. This offers a considerable opportunity to SCA’s Renewable Energy business area – and a considerable challenge. “The most fundamental thing to manage the transition from oil, in our sector and many others, is fossil-free electricity and sufficient access to raw materials. This will demand enormous effort and work must be allowed to go faster,” says Mikael Källgren, SCA President Renewable Energy.
Valmet will supply a Valmet DNA Automation System to an energy-from-waste (EfW) facility under construction in Essex, the United Kingdom. The order was placed by Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI), which is the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor of the facility. This is the nineteenth time that HZI has chosen Valmet’s automation technology for its EfW plant projects. The plant owned by Indaver Rivenhall Ltd. will be started up in 2026.
AFRY had a pivotal role in assisting Liquid Sun to define the crucial steps towards the development of an operational hydrocarbon electrolyzer prototype. Through a collaborative partnership, AFRY provided support to Liquid Sun, setting the stage for the realisation of this technology to replace fossil fuels with synthetic hydrocarbons.
Valmet is to convert Helen Ltd’s coal-fired district heat boiler to bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) combustion to enable wood pellet firing at the Salmisaari ‘A’ power plant in Helsinki, Finland. The conversion promotes the company’s goal of phasing out coal and at the same time strengthens the construction of a sustainable energy system. The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the second quarter 2023. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The converted boiler will be handed over to the customer in January 2025.