S.A Industrias Celulosa Aragonesa's (SAICA) new waste-to-energy power plant at Zaragoza in Spain will include a power boiler from Metso, following an order valued at approximately EUR 50 million. Startup for the plant is scheduled for the third quarter of 2011.
The power boiler will be a 150 MW (thermal capacity) multi-fuel boiler using Metso's circulating fluidized bed technology and high-performance flue gas cleaning system, giving the new plant very high environmental performance. With this investment, SAICA will minimize their landfill operations and instead recycle their paper mill waste into electrical power.
SAICA is Spain's largest paper producer with a production capacity of 2 million tons/year of corrugated paper. SAICA is also the largest paper recycler in Spain, using recovered paper for papermaking. At present the company recycles 2.2 million tons of paper per year which otherwise would go to dump.
Papermaker Recycles Mill Waste to Electricity
August 7, 2009