The Sisslerfeld wood-fired plant is a flagship project for the transition to zero-carbon energy. The "as a service" industrial project, which involves an investment of CHF 60 millions, will allow annual CO2 emissions to be reduced by 50,000 tonnes. This cogeneration plant, constructed on the site of an old fossil-fired facility, will produce 267 GWh of heat and 42 GWh of electricity per year from wood chips delivered from neighboring forests at an average radius of between 80 and 100 km.
The heat generated by the plant will be sold to three industrial operators on the basis of 20-year supply contracts: a vitamin manufacturing facility (DSM), a fertilizer producer (Syngenta) and a pharmaceutical plant owned by Novartis. The commercial model of the project is BOOT (Build, Own, Operate, Transfer).
The investment for ENGIE totals €55 million, with a 60% stake in the project company. The electricity with be injected into the local grid and will be subject to subsidized pricing for a period of 20 years.
The electricity produced will be enough to provide the equivalent of 17,500 homes with carbon-neutral energy.
The #ENGIEHarmonyProject program, which brings together innovative, collaborative and sustainable projects that embody the Group's commitment to harmonious progress, continues with a new video on our Harmony Project number 35 : ENGIE x DSM Nutritional Products. A great example of our "as a service" offer which illustrates ENGIE's commitment to the zero-carbon transition for a world that is more respectful of the planet, reconciling individual needs with the common good !