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November 19, 2021

Gardanne Biomass Power Plant, France

By Carmen

Gardanne Biomass Power Plant is a 150MW biopower project. It is located in Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur, France. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2018.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 150 150 Active Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur, France


The project is currently owned by Energeticky a Prumyslovy Holding with a stake of 100%.

The project generates 970GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 440,000 households, offsetting 600,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $296m.

The process of combustion has been adopted in this combined heat and power (CHP) project to release the stored energy from the feed. Wood waste which is a kind of wood by-product is used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 2018.

Contractors Involved

Doosan Lentjes was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the project. The company provided 1 turbine with 170MW nameplate capacity.

Doosan Lentjes supplied steam boiler for the project. The boiler installed at the site has a capacity of 441TPH. The temperature witnessed inside the boiler is around 566°C. The steam is pressurized inside the boiler at 165bar.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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