• Pfleiderer - Gütersloh

Aalborg Energie Technik a/s Biomass Cogeneration Plant

Pfleiderer, Gütersloh, Germany

The Gütersloh plant is a biomass-fired combined heat and power plant built for and operated by the chipboard manufacturing group, Pfleiderer AG.

The boiler plant was the third plant delivered to Pfleiderer AG by AET and was mentioned as Best Available Technology (BAT) in the IPPC report "Large Combustion Plants" published by the EU in 2006.


The combined heat and power (CHP) plant annually burns approx. 120,000 tonnes of contaminated wood, wood waste, demolition wood, saw and sander dust.


The biomass-fired boiler plant was commissioned in 2000.


Very High Availability

The plant was designed to have a very high availability as the chipboard plant typically operates 360 days per year.


From 2012 to 2015, the CHP plant has operated between 8,350 hours and 8,520 hours per year (latest figures known).


After three successful projects there is a continued, close cooperation between Pfleiderer AG and AET. This cooperation covers optimisations of performance as well as reduction of maintenance costs.


AET designed, supplied, constructed and commissioned the following scope:

  • Fuel dosing system
  • Combustion system with spreader stoker and travelling grate
  • AET Dust Firing System
  • AET Biomass Boiler incl. superheaters and economisers
  • AET Combustion Air System
  • SNCR DeNOx plant
  • Ash handling system
  • Flue gas cleaning system and bag filter
  • Stack
  • Electrical installations
  • Instrumentation
  • Piping and ducting
  • Insulation
  • Construction steel
  • Platforms and stairs
  • PLC control & SCADA system.

Additional Information

  • After 7 years of operation, general manager Hans Kurt von Weder comments on biomass logistics, cooperation with AET and AET Services: Click here to watch the video - forward to 2:47
  • The Pfleiderer Group supports the principle of sustainable forestry; only wood from sustainably managed and/or certified forests or recycled wood is used in the company’s products. The company acts in accordance with ecological, social and economic standards. The Pfleiderer Group never uses wood from exhaustive harvesting or forest destruction: Read more
  • The very stringent emissions at Gütersloh are publicly available: Read more
  • To obtain more information about this biomass-fired plant and about AET: Contact AET Sales.
Boiler: 60 MWth
  70 bara
  455 °C

Electrical power:

≤17 MWe

Process energy:

≤6 MWth

“Best Available Technology" (BAT) stated the IPPC report "Large Combustion Plants" (2006 published by the EU) about the Pfleiderer Gütersloh CHP plant.

A 3D view of the AET cogeneration plant commissioned in Gütersloh, Germany.

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