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Norsask

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  • LOCATION: Meadow Lake, SK, Canada
  • STATUS: UNDER CONSTRUCTION
  • APPLICATION: BIOMASS
  • CUSTOMER: Meadow Lake Tribal Council Indigenous Services Inc.
  • DESCRIPTION: Electric power production from combustion of wood waste in a sawmill
  • MODEL: TURBODEN 80 HRS ACC
  • POWER: 8.4 MWe

THE CUSTOMER

MLTC (Meadow Lake Tribal Council) Indigenous Services Inc. is a no profit with assets, part of MLTC. They are the largest First Nations-owned sawmill in Canada. MLTC owns NorSask sawmill, funded in 1971, and various types of business, such as a construction company, mechanical and electrical company, etc.

THE NEED

The customer had wood residuals from the NorSask sawmill (part of MLTC group), wanted to produce electric energy and 5 MWth for building heating.

OUR SOLUTION

Turboden developed for the customer an ORC system of 8.4 MWe with Air Cooled Condenser. The customer satisfied its energetic requirements and valorized the sawdust, chipwood, bark transforming this waste biomass into useful power. Thanks to the extraction of thermal power from the ORC regenerator, the customer can satisfied his cogen needs for building heating in the amount of 5 MWth in winter time.

The customer received Federal and Provincial Funds from the Government of Canada and Business Development Bank of Canada.

WGL Engineering group is partner of Turboden for the development of this project. Before, they collaborated with Turboden in other biomass plants in North America such as: Nechako (2 MW in BC), Maine Woods Pellet (8 MW in Maine) and West Fraser plants (26 MW in BC), was recruited by the First Nation.

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