Iru Power Plant
|Iru Power Plant|
Iru Power Plant
|Official name||Iru Elektrijaam|
|Operator(s)||Iru Elektrijaam AS|
|Primary fuel||Natural gas|
|Secondary fuel||Fuel oil|
|Tertiary fuel||Mixed municipal waste (new unit)|
|Generation units||1 X 80 MW
1 X 110 MW
1 X 17 MW (under construction)
|Turbine manufacturer(s)||LMZ (units 1 and 2)
TMZ (units 1 and 2)
Sibtjazmaz (units 1 and 2)
CNIM (unit 3)
|Thermal capacity||648 MW|
|Installed capacity||190 MW|
|Maximum capacity||207 MW|
The first unit of power plant was commissioned in 1978. In the beginning it operated as a boiler plant. In 1980, it was converted into co-generation power plant.
The power plant has two operational units with capacities of 80 MW and 110 MW accordingly. The primary fuel of the power plant is natural gas and reserve fuel is fuel oil. It has total installed capacity of 190 MW of electricity, 661.5 MWth of hot water and 162 of MWth steam. In co-generation mode the thermal capacity is 398 MW. It supplies heat to Maardu, and the Lasnamäe and central districts of Tallinn.
In 2010, Eesti Energia started construction of a waste incineration unit with capacity of 50 MW of heat and 17 MW of electricity. The new unit will process up to 220,000 tonnes of mixed municipal waste per year. The unit is being built and technology to be provided by Constructions industrielles de la Méditerranée (CNIM). The general construction is being carried out by Merko Ehitus, with the incineration grate supplied by Martin GmbH and the system for the treatment of waste gas by LAB, a subsidiary of CNIM. The unit will be operational by 2013 and it is expected to cost about €105 million.
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- Rikken, Kristopher (2011-06-16). "Cornerstone Laid for Revolution in Waste Handling". ERR. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
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