Biomass Cogeneration Plant in Lebork

Projet terminé
Combined heat and biomass power plant
The picture shows the combined heat and biomass power plant in Lebork. © SECO

The city of Lebork with its 35'000 inhabitants is located in the Pomorskie Voivodship in Northern Poland. The Pomorskie Voivodship, with its vast forests, has an important potential for the exploitation of renewable energy sources in general and biomass in particular. Today, energy demand is covered by coal. The project aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to increase health and living conditions in the city of Lebork by introducing a biomass based heat and power plant to supply base load heat and electricity to the city’s district heating system.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Pologne
Protéger l’environnement
Efficacité énergétique et énergies renouvelables
01.07.2011 - 31.12.2016
CHF 9'892'465

Note: the texts under all the headings, with the exception of 'Results achieved', describe the situation before the start of the project.

Contexte

The city of Lebork with its 35'000 inhabitants is located in the Pomorskie Voivodship in Northern Poland, close to the Baltic Sea Coast and some 60 km from Gdansk. It is surrounded by cultivated fields and forests. The Pomorskie Voivodship, with its vast forests, has an important potential for the exploitation of renewable energy sources in general and biomass in particular. In line with the EU directive on renewable energy, Poland has set itself the goal of increasing renewable energy use to 15% of overall energy consumption.

Objectifs

The overall project objective is to reduce emissions and environmental pollution caused by the coal fired district heating system of the city of Lebork. This improves the environmental, health and living conditions in the area.

Groupes cibles

The direct beneficiary is the operator of the district heating system of the city of Lebork. Indirect beneficiaries are the residents of the region benefitting from reduced emissions and better air quality.

Activités
  • A biomass fired cogeneration plant will be installed to provide base load heat for heating and hot water generation. Furthermore, the plant will produce electricity for its own needs, with the surplus production fed into the local electricity distribution grid.
  • Construction of a building sheltering all parts of the plant including controlling and monitoring devices as well as facilities for the plant's staff.
  • A simple steel construction will be built as a biomass storage place. It will also include the necessary machinery to transform supplied biomass into the appropriate form required by the plant. Biomass supply will be transported from the storage building to the plant using an automatic feeding connection. Finally, a short connection road will be built to assure accessibility of the storage building for trucks bringing biomass from suppliers located in proximity of the city of Lebork.
Résultats

Résultats obtenus:  

  • The installed biomass cogeneration plant produces 39,5% of the annual heat required for the city's district heating system. The biomass cogeneration plant produces 36,257 Mwh thermal and 8,566 Mwh electrical energy per year.
  • Substantial reduction of CO, CO2, SO2, NOx and dust emissions achieved.
  • Building for the biomass plant, biomass supply and storage infrastructure constructed (incl. 4 biomass transporting vehicles and 1 biomass processing equipment i.e. stationary electric wood chopper).


Direction/office fédéral responsable SECO
Crédit Contribution suisse à l'UE élargie
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
  • National Coordination Unit
  • Polish Ministry of Development

Partenaire de mise en œuvre
City of Lebork

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF   9'892'465 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF   9'732'104
Phases du projet

Phase 15 01.07.2011 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)

Phase 14 01.09.2010 - 31.03.2017   (Completed) Phase 12 01.09.2010 - 15.02.2017   (Completed) Phase 11 20.07.2010 - 31.03.2017   (Completed) Phase 10 20.07.2010 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 9 20.07.2010 - 31.03.2017   (Completed) Phase 6 23.12.2009 - 31.01.2015   (Completed) Phase 4 25.02.2010 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 3 19.05.2010 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 2 27.01.2010 - 31.03.2017   (Completed)