Skærbækværket – carbon-neutral heating for residents of Fredericia
Conversion from natural gas to wood chips
Skærbæk Power Station in Fredericia has been converted from natural gas to wood chips, and now has much greater flexibility in choice of fuel and operational efficiency. By exploiting Skærbæk Power Station’s facilities and excellent location, Sweco has been able to design a combined heat and power plant with a low construction cost, helping to ensure a low, stable heating price in the area. It also offers high flexibility, because the possibility of using natural gas as fuel in the existing plant has been retained. The plant can use wood chips, natural gas or a combination of the two, depending on the need for heat and electricity.
- Reaalised, 2018
- DONG Energy
- 320 MW of heat (approx. 60,000 households), 95 MW of electricity (approx. 216,000 households)
- Engineering consultancy during the analysis, site-development and execution phases.
- UN Sustainability Goals 7, 11 og 13
Carbon-neutral heating for residents of Fredericia
Skærbæk Power Station in Fredericia has been converted from natural gas to wood chips, and now has much greater flexibility in choice of fuel and operational efficiency.
Greener and cheaper heat for the Triangle Region
After 20 years of operation on natural gas, Skærbæk Power Station has been converted to use wood chips. Residents and customers in the Triangle Region therefore now have greener and cheaper heat, and continued high security of supply – marking an important step towards the green transition in the energy sector. The aim of the project has been to ensure cost-effective conversion to sustainable energy. Many of the original facilities have therefore been incorporated into the converted plant, as an alternative to building everything new. This includes the existing steam turbine, which is now powered by steam from the wood chip-fired furnaces, with the option of supplementing using natural gas. During the design of the new block 3, the various drawings were gathered in 3D and converted to virtual reality. The aim was to perform collision checks, and also to review the building together with operating staff and OHS coordinators, to ensure an optimal working environment and layout.
Largest wood chip conversion in Denmark
The conversion of Skærbæk Power Station is the largest wood chip conversion for a combined heat and power plant in Denmark, and is contributing to a large CO2 reduction. Skærbæk Power Station now supplies greener energy to approx. 60,000 households and electricity to approx. 210,000 households in the Triangle Region. The Skærbæk Power Station project is a good example of how Sweco’s 17,500 experts collaborate internationally to jointly find the best possible solution for the customer. Experts from Denmark and Sweden have contributed knowledge, thereby helping to build a greener Denmark.