Metso is to supply Vàƒ¤rnamo Energi AB with a biomass power plant for combined heat and power (CHP) production in Vàƒ¤rnamo 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.
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.
Vàƒ¤rnamo Energi will now deliver all its district heating through biomass, said Vàƒ¤rnamo Energi Chairman Gunnar Crona. The project is also expected to double the firm’s annual output to 20 GWh.
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