Local engine manufacturer Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply the Finnish energy company Haapajärven Lämpö Oy with a biomass heating plant. The contract specifies a ‘WärtsilBioEnergy 7’ unit to be delivered to Haapajärvi as an EPC delivery, excluding ground works. Handover to the customer is scheduled for September 2008.

The output of the BioEnergy plant is 7 MWth, with a reserve oil boiler of 8 MWth that will cover possible peaks in heating demand.

The plant will produce heat for the Hasa sawmill in Haapajärvi, as well as for the 8000 inhabitant city of Haapajärvi, located in the middle of Finland. The fuel will be local wood residues.