HoSt secures contract to supply wood waste boiler to ‘IKEA Industry‘ Poland

HoSt has been selected by ‘IKEA Industry Poland’ as supplier of the 2.5 MWth wood waste boiler installation for replacement of the old biomass boiler at IKEA’s production site in Stepica, Poland. Residuel wood from the furniture production is turned into renewable heat for the production process. First fire is expected in October.

IKEA Industry, part of the Inter IKEA Group, is the world’s largest producer of wood furniture. The furniture manufacturer has 39 production sites including the Stepnica site in Poland. An important principle of IKEA Industry is not wasting a single piece of wood: all wood used for the products is sawn so that unnecessary waste is minimalized. Residual wood from the furniture production, such as sawdust and wood shavings, is used as fuel and turned into renewable heat. After burning of the residual wood, the HoSt-boiler supplies the produced hot water with a temperature of 135 °C en 6 barg design pressure to the production process of the neighboring IKEA furniture factory in the Polish Stepnica.

Low emissions, ATEX compliant

In addition to the 2.5 MWth fire-tube boiler, HoSt also supplies the furnace with a capacity of 600 kg fuel per hour and the bag house filter that ensures guaranteed low dust emissions of <5mg/Nm3. Because of dust fire hazard and dust explosion hazard the wood feeding system, with transport screws, and the wood storage is fully compliant with ATEX explosion regulations. Moreover HoSt is responsible for the project supervision and commissioning.