Kaunas waste-fired CHP tender launched

Final design for facility is still being confirmed but it will have a capacity of 23MWth and 75MWe

The location of the planned plant
The location of the planned plant

Utility company Lietuvos Energija has released a tender for an equipment provider for its planned waste-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Kaunas.

The state-owned utility company issued a statement on 27 May, saying the precise electrical and thermal capacity of the plant "is not fixed" currently.

However, the company expects the facility to have a heat capacity of around 23MW and an electrical capacity of 75MW.

The tender document reveals that while waste will be the main feedstock for the plant in the event of low or very high-calorific waste, up to 30-50% biomass to waste could be blended.

It also outlines a "small amount" of dried or dewatered sludge from municipal water treatment plants is planned to be used as well. Although the document does not appear to state a total expected waste capacity.

The company has set a tight deadline for submission of just eight days with interested parties having until 5 June for the waste-fired CHP unit.

Earlier this month Lietuvos Energija signed a cooperation agreement with Finnish power plant operator Fortum to develop the facility.

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