Valmet has secured a €150m contract to deliver a biomass-fired boiler plant, related biofuel storage, and conveyor systems to HOFOR's Amagerværket heat and power plant in Copenhagen.
Valmet's pulp and energy business president Bertel Karlstedt said: “The HOFOR biomass plant will be by value Valmet's largest boiler plant delivery so far.
“We have been able to use experiences from earlier similar type of projects in the design. The plant will fulfil tightening environmental requirements by utilising efficient firing technique.
“This is an important order for our energy business and we estimate the employment impact to be about 1,000 years including both Valmet's own and subcontractors' work. For Valmet, the main employment impact will be in Tampere and Ulvila in Finland.”
The new plant will supply power to meet the needs of the city of Copenhagen. The order will be included in Valmet's Q3, 2016.
This investment is in line with the climate plan of Copenhagen, which aims to become the first CO2-neutral capital in the world by 2025.
Power plant installation works are expected to begin in July next year, and production will start in 2019.
Image: Valmet to deliver biomass-fired boiler plant and related biofuel storage and conveyor systems to HOFOR. Photo:courtesy of Valmet.