Metso is to supply a biomass-fired heating plant for a district heating network in Leppavirta in Sweden, replacing oil with wood-based biomass.

Due online in late 2013, the 8 MW heating plant will be fired with fuels such as peat and forest residue sourced locally to Leppavirta, a town of about 10,000 inhabitants in eastern Finland.

Metso biomass plant at Suonenjoki

Under a €9m ($12m) turnkey contract, Mesto will supply Savon Voima with process equipment and buildings as well as installation and construction work.

Metso (OMX:ME01V) recently delivered a similar plant to the town of Suonenjoki, also in eastern Finland.

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