Metso is to supply Värnamo Energi AB with a biomass power plant for combined heat and power (CHP) production in Värnamo in Sweden, the Finland-based firm announced on 23 November.

The plant will have a 13.4 MWth thermal output for district heating and an electrical output of 3.6 MWe. It will be fuelled with local forest residue such as bark and wood chips.

Metso biomass plant for Varnamo Energi

Start-up is scheduled for autumn 2014.

In an order valued at about €17m ($22m), Metso will supply a complete power plant, including installation, training and commissioning.

Värnamo Energi will now deliver all its district heating through biomass, said Värnamo Energi Chairman Gunnar Crona. The project is also expected to double the firm’s annual output to 20 GWh.

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