SOREA is a group of former municipal electricity utilities in the Maurienne Valley ( Alps mountains, southeastern France).
It is developing areas of the business including electricity distribution and renewable energy production.
SOREA commissioned setec to design a wood pellet production unit.
This unit produces 10,000 tons of pellets annually. The facility includes a low-temperature belt dryer using hot water provided by a biomass condensing boiler, and an automatic bagging machine/palletizer.
Since the project involved rehabilitating an industrial plant, setec considered the constraints of the existing buildings and the required upgrades to meet needs and minimize costs.