The largest ESCO in Spain for the industrial power generation
At the end of 2014, Airspeed Nuevas Tecnologías, the largest Energy Services Company or ESCO to have been set up in Spain for industrial power generation, commissioned its 20 MW thermal biomass plant next to the premises of Papelera de La Alquería in L’Alquería d’Asnar (Alicante).
The plant produces 30 t/h of steam at a working pressure of 14 bar by means of a biomass boiler and has a contracted guaranteed availability of 8,208 hours per year. The return on the supply of steam represents a discount in the region of 20% on the previous cost for the paper manufacturer that used run off a gas-powered CHP plant. Once the ownership of the biomass plant has been handed-over after the above five-year period has elapsed, the thermal power saving for the end user is estimated to reach 50% (provided there is no increase in the price of gas).