Mitsubishi Power Europe and Stockholm Exergi partner to deliver clean power and heat to the city of Stockholm

Mitsubishi Power Europe has signed a contract with Stockholm Exergi, the largest local district heating, cooling and electricity provider, to modernise the combined heat and power (CHP) plant – Kraftvarmeverk 1 (KVV1) at Vartaverket, Stockholm.
Although the plant was originally built in 1976 for fossil fuels, Mitsubishi Power Europe will modernize the boiler to handle sustainable recycled fuels like bio-oil. The large-scale renovation involves automating the plant’s control system to a modern distributed control system (DCS) and installing new low NOx burners to reduce nitrogen dioxide emissions. The project also includes repairing pressure parts, installing selected sub-systems, and upgrading critical components. The CHP plant will be fully commissioned during the heating period in 2023 following two scheduled outages during the summer months for retrofitting.

Stockholm Exergi contributes to increasing resource efficiency by using renewable or recycled energy sources; 99 per cent of the district heating is generated from renewable or recycled fuels. In addition, increased urban migration and seasonal temperature variations with more intense cold spells led to a gap in the demand and supply of electricity early in the year.

The renovation project will enable higher energy efficiency and local renewable electricity production. Both are key to achieving positive climate impact, while ensuring affordability and reliability of power. Since bio-oil generates considerably lower NOx, the boiler conversion along with low NOx burners will substantially reduce emissions. The integrated DCS will enhance plant efficiency and reliability, improve system availability and enable remote monitoring, control and reporting.

Elvira Alberg, Project Manager at Stockholm Exergi says, “The modernisation of KVV1 resolves the challenges of reliability and availability through local capacity, use of biofuel and reduced emissions. The bio-oil used in KVV1 is obtained from the food and cosmetic industry residues. Retrofitting the existing firing system to handle bio-oil from heavy fuel oil will significantly extend the operational lifetime of the plant.”

Andreas Rupp, Head of Sales Business Unit Service, Mitsubishi Power Europe says, “We are proud to partner with Stockholm Exergi to realize the city’s goal of becoming fossil-free and climate-positive. Mitsubishi Power has served customers for over 100 years as a trusted partner in clean energy solutions with our advanced engineering expertise and modernization technologies. Our cutting-edge technical capabilities, patented systems and proven record enable us to offer unique solutions to our customers. The KVV1 retrofit project will help ensure sustainable and reliable clean energy production for the citizens of Stockholm.”

“What makes this project unique is its complexity. The diverse combination of works, including installing a suitable biofuel firing system and modern automation systems, are addressed in a single project. As a trusted partner, Mitsubishi Power Europe has consistently come up with unique, wide-ranging solutions to address customer-specific requirements to move towards fossil-fuel-free goals. We look forward to delivering many more projects with our pioneering decarbonization technologies to our clients in the Scandinavian region,” comments Carlos Gonzalez Peton, CEO of Mitsubishi Power Europe, Ltd.

MHI Group declared its commitment to carbon neutrality and has set a goal of achieving Net Zero CO2 emissions by 2040 under “MISSION NET ZERO”. By making use of the portfolio of innovative technologies and services developed across all of company’s business areas, Mitsubishi Power Europe will respond to customer needs, including decarbonization of existing infrastructure, and thereby support the world to reduce CO2 emissions.

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About Mitsubishi Power in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Mitsubishi Power is a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI). Today, there are more than 1,000 employees across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with centers of excellence in Germany, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, in addition to customer support capabilities in countries across the region. Mitsubishi Power designs, manufactures and maintains equipment and systems that drive decarbonization and ensures the delivery of reliable power. Among its solutions are a wide range of gas turbines, including hydrogen-fuelled gas turbines and solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), and an experienced services business with an extensive reach across the entire region. Committed to providing exemplary service and working with customers, Mitsubishi Power’s TOMONI intelligent solutions leverages advanced analytics, adaptive control technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning to make power plants smarter, lowering emissions, increasing flexibility and supporting decarbonization.

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About Stockholm Exergi

We are Stockholm’s energy company. All day, every day, we ensure that the fast-growing region of Stockholm has access to heating, cooling, electricity, and waste processing services. More than 800,000 people and over 400 hospitals, data centres, and businesses are connected to our district heating grid and our heat-and-power plants, ranging from Hogdalen south of Stockholm to Brista north of the city. By working together, we’re powering the future of Stockholm – and have the potential of becoming the world’s first climate-positive capital city.

Claudia Wedemann
Mitsubishi Power Europe GmbH
Tel.: +49 203 8038 1368

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INS Tabar at Port Stockholm, Sweden

INS Tabar, as part of the ongoing Overseas Deployment, entered Port Stockholm on 30 Jul 21. This is the first visit of an Indian Navy Ship to Stockholm in nearly two decades. The ship was received by Brig Gen Peder Ohlsson, Deputy Chief of Royal Swedish Navy and Group Captain Pankaj Mittal, Indian DefenceAttache (DA) at Sweden. Subsequently,  Deputy Chief of Royal Swedish Navy visited the ship and was presented a Guard of Honour onboard. During the walk around, he was explained about the key functionalities of the ship.  While extending a warm welcome, he conveyed that Tabar visit to Stockholm would only consolidate the long standing ties between the Indian Navy and the Royal Swedish Navy. Captain Mahesh Mangipudi, the Commanding Officer (CO) presented him with the ship’s crest on completion of the visit.

The Commanding Officer, INS Tabar accompanied by DA, called on MrTanmaya Lal, the Ambassador of India to Sweden and Latvia at the Indian Embassy in Stockholm. The CO briefed the Ambassador on the ship’s current deployment and presented him the ship’s crest. The Indian Ambassador during his visit to the ship on 31 Jul 21, conveyed his appreciation for the role played by the Indian Navy in safeguarding the maritime interests of the country, diplomacy through Port Visits and in undertaking HADR tasks as and when needed.

The CO also called on the Commandant of Stockholm, Col Thomas Karlsson at the Royal Palace. He was accorded a ceremonial welcome with a Guard of Honour by the Royal Guard. The Commandant and the CO held discussions regarding the current deployment and other issues of mutual interest.  

A reception for limited guests, adhering to all COVID protocols; was hosted by INS Tabar on 30 Jul 21. Maj Gen Jonas Wikman, Deputy Chief of Joint Operations of the Swedish Armed Forces was the Chief Guest. He was appreciative about the Indian Navy Ship visit  to Stockholm and added that the two Navies have considerable potential to partner in combating common maritime concerns.


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