Metso Corporation : Metso to supply biomass-fired heating plant for district
heat production to Savon Voima in Finland
Metso Corporation's press release on January 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. local time
Metso's biomass-fired heating plant delivery will increase the production of
green energy in line with Savon Voima's strategy
Metso will supply a biomass-fired heating plant for district heat production
to Savon Voima Oyj in Leppävirta in Finland. Following the investment, the
municipality of Leppävirta will have access to more district heat generated
using renewable fuels, in accordance with Savon Voima's bioenergy program. The
new heating plant will significantly reduce the consumption of oil. The plant
will go on stream in late 2013. The value of the order is approximately EUR 9
Metso's turnkey delivery will include process equipment and buildings as well
as installation and construction work. The delivery will also include Metso's
flue gas scrubber. Once completed, the plant will have a heat output of 8 MW
and it will produce hot water for the district heating network of the
municipality of Leppävirta. The plant will be fired by wood-based biomass
sourced locally, such as forest residue and peat.
"We chose Metso as the supplier of our new plant because we have a long
history of successful cooperation with Metso during previous plant deliveries,
the latest of which was the delivery of a plant of the same size to
Suonenjoki. Metso's solution also offered the best overall economy," says
Savon Voima's Project Manager Hannu Lipsanen.
"We want to be a reliable partner in advancing Savon Voima's sustainable
projects that use domestic fuel. The Leppävirta project is very important for
us. We will supply a plant which will reduce the use of fossil fuels and
provide an energy efficient solution for district heat production," confirms
Teemu Koskela, in charge of the sales of bioheat plants at Metso.
The order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power fourth quarter 2012
Savon Voima Oyj is a Finnish energy company that provides and markets
electricity and heating services. With sales totalling more than EUR 211
million (2011), the company is one of Finland's largest providers of energy
services. Savon Voima is also a significant employer within the energy sector,
and has a staff of approximately 170 professionals. Years of systematic
investments in emission-free energy production have raised the proportion of
bioenergy in heat generation to over 80 percent.
Metso's pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes,
machinery, equipment, services, 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.
For further information, please contact:
Teemu Koskela, Sales Director, Bioheat business, Power business line, Metso,
tel. +358 50 400 8721
Risto Juutinen, Director, Bioheat business, Power business line, Metso, tel.
+358 40 590 8062
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