Wärtsilä is to develop a Liquid biogas (bioLNG) plant in Asker, Norway. The company was awarded the Notice to Proceed in April 2018.
The new facility will comprise a biogas upgrading and liquefaction plant. It will enable VEAS to produce vehicle quality biogas, thereby creating an alternative to fossil fuels and reducing CO2 emissions. The new bioLNG plant will be incorporated together with the company’s existing biogas plant, which is the biggest sewage sludge treatment plant in Norway serving nearly 750,000 people. The total bioLNG production capacity will be 20 tonnes per day. For Wärtsilä, this is the third bioLNG plant in Norway, and the fifth globally.
The scope of supply for the bioLNG plant includes upgrading of the biogas, hot water production, liquefaction, storage and truck loading capability.
Wärtsilä is delivering the system on a fast-track basis, and the on-site installation is scheduled to be completed within a 14-month time-frame. The plant is expected to become in commercial operation during 2020. The Wärtsilä systems have shown themselves to be energy efficient and with low operating costs.
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