A successful pressure test at Lounavoima’s waste-to-energy plant is a step towards cleaner energy

Picture: Lounavoima Oy’s project manager Janne Huovinen


The water pressure test for the boiler was successfully carried out at Lounavoima Oy’s waste-to-energy (WtE) plant, which is under construction in Salo. The construction of the WtE plant is on schedule and the successful pressure test was another step towards the plant’s completion in 2021. MAB Powertec is responsible for the customer’s project and engineering services during the project phase of the construction of the plant, and MAB Powertec’s project manager Marko Borg also attended the event: “After the successful completion of the pressure tests, boiler equipment supplier Steinmüller Babcock Environment GmbH had organized a memorable celebration. The participants also had the opportunity to taste “special” boiler water, called Steinmüller Kesselwasser, directly from the main steam pipe.” The successful installation of the boiler demanded expert work, and particularly the skilful installers were applauded in the speeches. 

This project strengthens MAB Powertec’s expertise in both power plant and environmental projects. In line with our environmental values, we want to work in projects that utilize circular economy modelsIn 2016, the disposal of organic waste in landfills was banned, so instead of filling landfills, waste can be utilized to produce energy in power plants. The emissions from this process are considerably lower than what landfills emit. Currently incinerable waste from the area of Turku and Salo is transported to different waste power plants in Finland and even abroad to Stockholm and Tallinn. Once Lounavoima’s WtE power plant becomes operational, waste can be incinerated locally to produce district heating and electricity. In the near future, up to 90% of Salo’s district heating will be produced at Lounavoima’s WtE plant. In Salo, waste fuel will replace fossil fuels and peat, which will reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of district heating production by up to half.


Follow the construction of the plant via the construction site camera.