Temporary Steam Solution helps move launch date forward.

December 28, 2020

InnovaFeed, a leading French company in the insect-breeding and -processing industry, has called on LTS to implement a temporary energy production solution for its new large-scale production site in Nesle, a commune in the Hauts-de-France region of France. This solution will allow InnovaFeed to bring the launch date of their site forward by six months. 

In 2019, InnovaFeed began building a new production site in Nesle with a capacity of 15,000 metric tons of insect protein per year. This production unit is located in the immediate vicinity of the Tereos Group's starch plant, which allows for an industrial collaboration between the two sites. Therefore adding value to joint products, saving energy, and reducing the required transportation. In the long term, energy supply will be provided through a connection with KOGEBAN, a nearby biomass cogeneration plant that produces electricity and thermal energy at the Nesle site using wood from local, sustainably managed forests. The connection with KOGEBAN will become operational in the first quarter of 2021. InnovaFeed has therefore commissioned LTS to provide a Temporary Solution for producing a mix of thermal energy in the form of steam and hot water, thus making the site operational six months earlier than would otherwise have been possible.

Space might be limited, but the solution isn’t

Each project has its challenges. In this case, it was the combination of the limited available footprint and required thermal capacity. How much space exactly, you ask? We had 11m x 17m to work with, and our equipment had to generate 4t/h of steam and 5MW of warm water. A different steam capacity was also required during each of the two phases of the project. The Total Solution combined a steam/hot-water boiler and vertical structure for stacking the exchanger and steam distribution header, as well as the feedwater tank.

The available space was the main constraint of the project: LTS' experience in the nuclear industry was a crucial factor in their favor

recalls Guillaume LUU , Head of Industrial Deployment & Partnerships

About LTS

LTS is an Atlas Copco Group entity specialized temporary solutions for steam or hot water production. Founded in 2008, LTS was acquired by Atlas Copco Rental Europe in 2018 — after ten years developing its business in France, LTS aimed to accelerate its growth across the whole continent.

With a standardized fleet of modular equipment and more than 400 installations already completed, LTS offers compact, environmentally friendly solutions that are ever more innovative.

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