Setúbal Cogeneration and Dedicated Biomass Power Plants

The Navigator Company

The tour will enable conference participants to experience and learn about a power facility where biomass is the key renewable feedstock in the production of renewable energy, biofuels, biochemicals and biomaterials.


The Navigator Company is Europe’s leading manufacturer of uncoated woodfree paper (UWF), the category that includes office paper, and the 6th largest producer. It is also the leading European manufacturer of bleached eucalyptus pulp (BEKP) and one of the largest in the world.  The Company has an installed capacity for electrical energy production of 2,5 TWh yearly.

The Navigator Company operates 4 industrial units in Portugal. The Setúbal site has installed capacities of 550 thousand tons for pulp and of 750 thousand tons for paper production yearly. Power generation in this site is guaranteed by four power plants:

  • 2 renewable biomass cogeneration (thermal and electrical energy)
  • Dedicated biomass power plant (electrical energy)
  • Combined cycle natural gas cogeneration (thermal and electrical energy)
  • Solar photovoltaic power plant (in self consumption regime)

In 2018, Setúbal industrial unit represented 50% of the electrical energy production in The Navigator Company and approximately 2% of the Portuguese total energy production.


Bark & Biomass boiler

  • Steam Pressure: 64 barg
  • Steam Temperature: 450º C
  • Steam Generation: 110 ton/h

Steam turbines

  • TG2 (backup): 33,0 MVA
  • TG3: 67,4 MVA

Electrical Energy net production in 2018: 265,7 GWh


Biomass boiler

  • Steam Pressure: 92 bar
  • Steam Temperature: 472 ºC
  • Steam Generation: 57 ton/h

Steam turbine

  • TG: 14,7 MVA

Electrical Energy net production in 2018:  96,3 GWh

31st May 2019
Meeting point – Centro de Congressos de Lisboa (CCL)

  • 09:00 – 10:00 – Transport from CCL to Navigator Industrial Complex
  • 10:00 – 12:00 – Technical tour to Navigator Industrial Complex
  • 12:00 – 14:00 – Lunch
  • 14:00 – 15:00 –Transport to Lisbon Portela Airport and CCL

General conditions of participation

The price for the tour is EUR 50,00 (including travel and lunch).
Maximum participants: 30          Minimum: 15
Spaces are limited and will be allocated to EUBCE participants on a first come – first served basis.

The organiser reserves the right to cancel the tour in case of an insufficient number of participants, organisational reasons, force majeure or other unforeseeable events that render the execution of the tour impossible. The organiser shall immediately inform participants of such changes. Should the tour be cancelled by the organiser for the above cited reasons, the organiser will refund the technical tour registration fee in full. Claims for further liabilities or damages are excluded.

Setúbal Cogeneration and Dedicated Biomass Power Plants, NAVIGATOR