After having two Saalasti bark presses in operation for several years, one in Pontevedra and one in Navia, Ence awarded to Saalasti the order for a third press which was successfully started up in Navia in late 2017.
The new press operates in parallel with the previous press and is reducing the moisture in the biomass from Eucalyptus in order to obtain a higher efficiency of the boiler and turbine.
The capacity of the new press is 80 loose m3 per hour with an outgoing dryness up to 45%. The supply of the new Press has been done from Saalasti’s new service centre in León, Spain. Delivery was mechanically turn-key, included the Press, steel structures and erection.