Together with its Asian partner Melchers Taiwan, the manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER is building a biogas plant in the southwest of the island state. For the 360-kilowatt plant, the German biogas specialist is supplying a proven turnkey solution based on high-quality stainless steel technologies. For the project, WELTEC is responsible for the engineering, the execution and the complete service including biological analyses. Construction at the operator’s headquarters in Tainan City is scheduled to begin in 2023; commissioning is planned for 2024.
The stainless steel fermenters take into account the special requirements of the island state: due to its tectonic position, Taiwan experiences strong earthquakes with far-reaching consequences with above-average frequency. The special stainless steel construction and high stability of the biogas plant is adapted to the high earthquake probability and the local wind load specifications.
Such framework conditions should also contribute significantly to Taiwan becoming a climate-neutral economy by 2050 as planned. It is expected that especially already experienced market players such as Melchers Taiwan and WELTEC BIOPOWER will play an important role in this process and are eager to cooperate with the authorities to support the implementation path.