Metso announces projects in Russia and Thailand

Metso is to build a biomass combined heat and power plant in Russia and also announced a new Automation service center in Ratchaburi, Thailand.

The Russian plant is situated in the Komi Republic and will enable utilization of sawmill residue for sustainable heat and power production.
Metso biomass
Metso’s client for the Russian project is Bioenergeticheskaya Kompaniya LLC and the plant is expected to be operational in 2014.

The power output of the plant will be 4 MWe. The power will be distributed to the local grid and heat will be utilized in the belt dryer.

Metso also opened a new Automation service center in Ratchaburi, Thailand this week. The company has large installed base for process automation products and valves especially in Thai pulp and paper industry, with customers like Siam Cement Group (SCG) which has a pulp mill and several paper mills in the area. SCG is also a big customer for Metso’s Pulp, Paper and Power business.

The new Automation service center is located in Banpong, Ratchaburi 80 kilometers east from Bangkok in close vicinity to two of the major Siam Cement Group complexes, Wangsala and Banpong. The new facility includes modern training and testing facilities, a valve repair shop and a storage facility for spare parts.

This investment is in line with Metso’s long-term strategy to globally expand its local presence and to grow the scope of the services offered to customers across different industry segments.

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