Metso to deliver biomass-fired power plant in Sweden

25 February 2013 (Last Updated February 25th, 2013 18:30)

Global engineering company Metso has secured a €25m order from Vimmerby Energi & Miljö (VEMAB), to deliver a biomass-fired power plant in the city of Vimmerby, Sweden.

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Global engineering company Metso has secured a €25m order from Vimmerby Energi & Miljö (VEMAB), to deliver a biomass-fired power plant in the city of Vimmerby, Sweden.

The plant will use bubbling fluidised bed combustion technology, while its automation will be based on Metso DNA technology.

Metso will also deliver a a flue-gas condenser and provide installation, training and commissioning services.

The boiler plant, scheduled to commence operations in 2014, will have the capacity to supply hot water of different temperatures to the district heating network and local industries

It will have a thermal output of 26MWth and an electrical output of 7MWe, while the flue gas condenser will produce 4.5MWth of heat.

The plant will also provide steam to a local brewery, and the electricity produced will be distributed to the national grid.

Designed for unmanned operation, the plant will use local forest residues, such as bark and wood chips, as fuel.

Vimmerby Energi & Miljö AB project manager Mats-Lennart Karlsson said; "This is a major investment for us. We hope the project will continue as successfully as it has begun and that the CHP plant will be ready to supply heat and electricity during fall 2014".


Image: Metso Rautpohja factory in Jyväskylä, Finland. Photo: Courtesy Antti Leppänen.

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