Viseu Biomass Power Plant is a 15MW biopower project. It is located in Viseu, Portugal. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2019. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by FPT Energia e Ambiente and Gestamp Biomass. The project is currently owned by Marguerite Fund with a stake of 90% and FPT Energia e Ambiente.

The project generates 120GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 35,000 households.

The process of combustion has been adopted in this project to release the stored energy from the feed. Forest residue which is a kind of agricultural by-product is used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 2019.

Contractors involved

Elecnor was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the biopower project.

Siemens was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the project. The company provided 1 unit of Siemens turbine with 17MW nameplate capacity.

Gestamp Biomass supplied steam boiler for the project. The temperature witnessed inside the boiler is around 440°C. The steam is pressurized inside the boiler at 62bar.

FPT Energia e Ambiente and Gestamp Biomass were contracted to render operations & maintenance services for the project.

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About Gestamp Biomass

Gestamp Biomass SL (Gestamp Biomass), a subsidiary of Corporacion Gestamp SL, is an alternative energy company that constructs, develops, and operates biomass power plants. The company's services include logistics, production, generation, designing, packaging, operations, construction, maintenance, and management services. It also provides integrated solutions for power and electrical energy generation. Gestamp Biomass develops vertical integration in the market of electricity generation from biomass. The company has its operations in the Americas, and Central European countries. Gestamp Biomass is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.

This content was updated on 25 January 2024

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