With the sale of two 25MW PARAT high-voltage hot water boilers to N-ergie in Nuremberg, Germany, AS:SCAN from Hvide Sande made a breakthrough in the German market.
The two boilers will mainly use surplus power from the plant’s own production, but the boilers are also designed to enter the attractive German balance market. The sale was made possible by the Austrian company Bielfinger VAM Anlagentechnik GmbH.
The PARAT boiler was chosen for its unique characteristics suited to the balance market, while the choice of high-quality components was important for N-ergie.
AS:SCAN partnered with Bielfinger VAM Anlagentechnik GmbH, one of Austria’s largest contractors on the market, and the two electrical boilers are part of a large thermal storage installation supplied by VAM. AS:SCAN look forward to the installation, which will begin in March 2014.
PARAT’s IEH electrode boiler has been designed and developed by PARAT Halvorsen’s in-house engineers and manufactured in its workshop in Norway for more than 20 years, to a compact design of up to 50MW in a single unit. It allows users to switch from cold to full load in less than 15 minutes, with 30 seconds from minimum to full load. Minimum load is less than 2%. Significantly, there is no current to earth, no electrode wear and only minimum maintenance required.
Power from wind and solar energy can be used in the boiler for steam or hot water purposes. Hot water can be stored during peak production periods and used when needed in district heating.
PARAT’s remote monitoring system enables web-based remote monitoring of the boiler plant from anywhere in the world. Another significant feature is that the electrode boiler system can be delivered in a complete turnkey boiler house.
PARAT Halvorsen sales director Martin Løvland said: "We made a major breakthrough after participating for the first time at Hannover Messe as an exhibitor last year.
"It was a particularly busy exhibition, the world’s leading event for industrial technology, and it gave us the opportunity to demonstrate how our system generates heat from renewable sources.
"We will be exhibiting again with a full-scale electrode boiler at this year’s Hannover Messe 7-11 April."