HJØRRING, DENMARK – MARCH 6, 2014 – ZAMPELL COMPANIES – Zampell subsidiary, Schmidt & Danielsen A/S recently completed the refractory construction on a new biomass power plant in Hjørring, Denmark. This facility will supply roughly 40% of the heating capacity for the area now that it is complete. Prior to going into full service, the refractory lining will be dried of any water content and fired to attain a ceramic bond that can withstand the heat from operation.
This new facility specializes in the combustion of a variety of biomass fuels, including straw, wood ships, willow, oat husks, coffee grounds, and potentially any other natural energy sources. The design of the facility also maintains a high temperature of combustion that can allow it to burn very damp fuel. The efficiency of the unit is very high, as evidenced by the temperature at which the exhaust exits the stack. Despite the high temperature of combustion the exhaust enters the atmosphere at roughly 50 degrees Fahrenheit. This indicates the large amount of energy recovered to supply heat to the surrounding area. The facility cost roughly one hundred and twenty million dollars to complete. It will be a great benefit to the community for many years to come by providing stable energy prices due to a large local fuel supply.
Zampell is a merit shop service organization that is chiefly involved with the engineering and construction of refractories and insulation within the industrial sector. It is a family-owned business that was established in 1966 and continues to grow due to its core value of quality craftsmanship. Zampell has branch offices in Massachusetts (headquarters), Maine, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas and Oregon. Zampell also owns the Danish subsidiaries Schmidt & Danielsen, A/S and Refcon A/S. For more information on the Zampell family of companies please visit their website at www.zampell.com or by phone at 1-877-ZAMPELL.