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Metso Gets Massive Order For Biomass Power Plant

Posted on January 6, 2011

Metso has received an order worth more than US$19.6 million (€15 million) to supply Oü Helme Energia with a biomass power plant for combined heat and power production in the township of Helme in Estonia. The power plant will be delivered by MW Power, a joint venture of Metso and Wärtsilä.

The biomass power plant will use bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) technology and a combination of spruce bark, chipped logging residues and wood chips or milled peat as its main fuel sources, the company said. The plant will produce 15 MW of heat and 6.4 MW of electricity, which will be used partly in the customer’s own pellet factory, with the rest going into the national grid.

The scope of supply includes a plant automation system, which will be delivered by Metso’s Automation business line. The start-up date for the plant is set for the third quarter in 2012.

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