Metso-Wartsila JV supplies another biomass CHP plant

Metso will supply SIA Graanul Invest with a biomass power plant for CHP production in the municipality of Launkalne in Latvia.
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The power plant will be delivered by the Metso-Wärtsilä joint venture (JV) MW Power and the delivery scope includes a plant automation system delivered by Metso.
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The biomass power plant will utilize bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) technology and will use combination of forest residues such bark and wood chips or milled peat as the main fuels.
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The plant will produce 15 MW of heat and 6.4 MW of electricity, which will be partly utilized in the customer’s own pellet factory.
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Most of the produced electricity will be distributed into the national grid.
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SIA Graanul Invest is Latvian-based subsidiary of AS Graanul Invest, a private capital based company dealing with bioenergy and renewable energy production.
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AS Graanul Invest is the biggest producer of pellets in the Baltics, with six pellet factories.
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At the start of the year Metso announced a similar contract for the company’s Estonian location.
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