Metso to Supply Biomass Power Plant for Varnamo Energi for Doubling
Green Electricity Production
HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 11/23/12 -- Metso Corporation's
press release on November 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. local time
Metso will supply Varnamo Energi AB with a biomass power plant for
combined heat and power production in Varnamo in Sweden. The start-up
of the plant is scheduled for autumn 2014. The value of the order is
approximately EUR 17 million.
Metso's delivery will include a complete power plant, including
installation, training and commissioning. The plant will have a
thermal output of 13.4 MWth for district heating and an electrical
output of 3.6 MWe. The plant will use local forest residues such as
bark and wood chips as fuel.
"This is an important investment in the future of Varnamo and in the
environment," says Gunnar Crona, Chairman of Varnamo Energi. "After
this investment 100 % of the area's district heating will be produced
with biomass. In addition, we will produce approximately 20 GWh of
electricity annually, which means a doubling of locally produced green
"We are pleased to be entrusted with the supply of this power plant
to Varnamo Energi," says Anders Steen, Managing Director of the Metso
unit in charge of the project, MW Power AB. "It is also proof that
the solutions we supply are at the forefront of the technological and
"We feel confident in Metso as a supplier," says Goeran Hansson, CEO
of Varnamo Energi. "This is Varnamo Energi's largest investment ever
and with it we can ensure that our customers will continue to be
supplied with heating at a competitive cost. Also, Varnamo community
will get a modern, well-performing district heating production
facility that will be able to fulfill its task for many years."
The order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power fourth quarter
2012 orders received.
Varnamo Energi AB's main function is to provide energy and IT
communications through a well developed infrastructure. Varnamo
Energi is wholly owned by Varnamo community. The company has more
than 14,000 clients, a turnover of approximately EUR 35 million and
the number of employees is forty.
Metso's pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes,
machinery, equipment, servic
es, paper machine clothing and filter
fabrics. Our offering and experience cover the entire process life
cycle including new production lines, rebuilds and services.
Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in
the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and
paper, power, and oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over
50 countries deliver sustainability and profitability to customers
worldwide. Expect results.
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