Veas Okays Wartsila's bioLNG Plant
Norwegian wastewater treatment and biogas producing company Veas has given Wartsila ‘Notice to Proceed’ with a liquid biogas (bioLNG) plant in Asker, Norway, the Finnish technology group announced March 13.
The facility, which will comprise a biogas upgrading and liquefaction plant, will produce vehicle quality biogas. It will be incorporated into an existing Veas biogas plant, which is the biggest sewage sludge treatment facility in Norway, serving nearly 750 000 people. BioLNG production capacity will be 20 metric tons/day.
The scope of supply for the bioLNG plant includes upgrading of biogas, hot water production, liquefaction, storage and truck loading capability. Installation is scheduled to be completed within 14 months, with commercial operations due to launch in 2020.
Veas awarded the contract for the plant to Wartsila in April 2018. The ‘Notice to Proceed’ was signed in December. The project will be the fifth bioLNG plant built by Wartsila, and its third in Norway.
“Wartsila has the experience and technical know-how needed to integrate the new bioLNG facility with our existing plant,” said Veas managing director Ragnhild Borchgrevink.