UPM 2 Biomass Power Plant is a 150MW biopower project. It is planned in Uruguay. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the permitting stage. It will be developed in a single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2025 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2026. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed and currently owned by UPM-Kymmene.

Pulp waste which is a kind of industrial waste will be used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2025. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2026.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to Administracion Nacional de Usinas y Trasmisiones Electricas under a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years.

Contractors involved

Andritz is likely to be the supplier of the steam boiler for the project.

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About UPM-Kymmene

UPM-Kymmene Corp (UPM) is a timber, pulp and paper company which also produces a range of renewable derivatives. The company’s product portfolio includes label papers, energy, biofuels, pulp, fine papers, self-adhesive label materials, information labelling, release liners, timber, graphic paper, plywood and veneer and wood plastic composites. The company serves various industries such as pulp and paper, biofuel, construction, food, personal care, pharmaceutical, retail, media, and advertising. The company operates a network of production plants, distribution units and sales offices in Finland, Estonia, China, Germany, the UK, the US, France, Uruguay, Poland, and Russia. UPM is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

This content was updated on 4 January 2024

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