A cogeneration station and pellet plant being built by Estonia-based Nelja Energia in Latvia is about to be completed and is set to commence work at the end of 2016.

Nelja Energia’Nelja Energias main expertise is in wind power and other renewables so the CHP and pellet plant represents a new departure.

The $33m (EUR30m) plant will have an annual capacity of 140,000 tonnes and will start operation at the end of this year. Its output will be exported mostly around the rest of Europe.

The electricity production capacity of the new plant will be 3.98 MW and thermal output capacity 15.9 MW. The electric power will be directed to the Sadales Tikls electricity network and the thermal energy used by the local pellet plant. The cogeneration and pellet plants will create 35 jobs.