Finnfjord has produced electric power using a steam turbine since 2012. The steam is generated by extracting thermal energy in the off-gases from the metal production.
The recovery system generates a total of 340 GWh of electric power.
This is equivalent to:
- One half of the power production at Alta Hydroelectric Power Plant.
- The energy demand of about 22,000 households.
If a coal-fired power plant were to produce 340 GWh of electric power it would result in CO2-emissions of 220,000 tonnes!
The energy recovery system makes Finnfjord AS one of the world's most environmentally friendly producers of ferrosilicon.