The Lithuanian city of Klapeida saw its $170m cogeneration plant go into operation this week.

Fortum subsidiary, Fortum Heat Lietuva operates the plant, which began construction in 2011.
Klapeida port
The station uses bio-fuels and industrial and household waste for fuel. It has capacity to produce about 50 MW of heat and 20 MW of electricity.

In winter the plant can produce an additional 13 MW of heat using condensers. The heat will be sold to Klaipeda heat grid operator Klaipedos energija. The plant is expected to provide about 40 per cent of Klaipeda’s heating needs.

Fortum Heat Lietuva also plans to build a cogeneration power plant in Vilnius at a cost of $264m, as well as another scheduled for Kaunas.

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