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Metso secures Swedish biomass power plant order worth €17m

CTBR Staff Writer Published 26 November 2012

Finland-based Metso Corporation has secured a €17m order from Värnamo Energi for the supply of a biomass power plant for combined heat and power production in Sweden.

This scope of the contract includes the installation, training and commissioning of the plant, which is expected to start its operations in the middle of 2014.

Expected to generate an output of about 13.4MWth for district heating and an electrical output of 3.6 MWe, the plant will employ local forest residues such as bark and wood chips as feedstock.

Värnamo Energi chairman Gunnar Crona remarked that the new investment will help the region generate 100% of the region's district heating from biomass.

"In addition, we will produce approximately 20 GWh of electricity annually, which means a doubling of locally produced green electricity," said Crona.

Värnamo Energi CEO Göran Hansson added, "This is Värnamo Energi's largest investment ever and with it we can ensure that our customers will continue to be supplied with heating at a competitive cost.

"Also, Värnamo community will get a modern, well-performing district heating production facility that will be able to fulfill its task for many years."