GDF Suez plans to build the world's largest biomass fuelled power plant in Poland, with a generation capacity of 190MW.
The Green Unit plant will burn wood and agri-fuels. It will be built in Polaniec in south-east Poland, alongside the GDF co-fired power station operating on coal and biomass.
The plant will use a purpose-designed boiler to burn biomass fuels from Foster Wheeler, the company said.
Foster Wheeler will design and build the circulating fluidised bed (CFB) boiler, the first of its kind capable of burning only biomass fuels.
GDF Suez said the new project will help Poland meet the EU target of producing 15% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020.
The plant is expected to become operational by the end of December 2012.