Nordmethan GmbH, a subsidiary of plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER, has purchased an existing biogas plant and has divulged a comprehensive restructuring plan to get it up and running again.
The decommissioned plant, located in Falkenhagen, Germany, was bought in January 2016. Following a €2m ($2.2m) renovation investment and a thorough overhaul, Nordmethan aims to resume operations from the plant by the end of this year.
The plant contains six combined heat and power (CHP) plants, five digesters, five post-digesters and five digestate storage units, which will produce up to 3.3MW of electricity when it goes live.
In order to re-enable profitable operation, the Weltec Group will replace all solid matter input systems and will overhaul all six CHP plants. All the tank roofs will be replaced, the mixer technology will be serviced, the control technology will be modernised and its three dryers will be repaired.
Jens Albartus, Director of WELTEC BIOPOWER and Nordmethan, explained, “Our strength lies in the scope of our group. The array of WELTEC BIOPOWER and Nordmethan is capable of covering the entire biogas value chain from the planning stage to permanent operation.”
This new acquisition further builds on the corporation’s portfolio after it acquired two biomethane refineries close by in 2015. In a press release the company hinted at expanding its biomethane refinery and biogas plant operations “if things develop as expected.”
WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH is involved in stainless-steel biogas plant construction and has planned, developed and built anaerobic digestion plants since 2001. The company is headquartered in Germany and has established more than 300 energy plants in 25 countries worldwide.