Biomass: AREVA Delivers Power Plant to Eneco
PARIS -- February 3, 2014
AREVA (Paris:AREVA) celebrated today the inauguration of the Bio Golden Raand
biomass power plant, built jointly by the group with Dutch civil works company
Ballast Nedam Industriebouw, and Finnish boiler supplier, Metso Power Oy. This
installation, which started operations on November 1, 2013, has been
successfully delivered to its customer Eneco, a major Dutch utility.
Located in Delfzijl in the north of the Netherlands, this biomass plant has an
installed capacity of 49.9 MW and is fuelled by waste wood from domestic and
industry activities. The installation will supply electricity to over 120,000
households and avoid nearly 250,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually.
Patrick Zwinkels, Project Manager of Eneco Bio Golden Raand, said: “We are
very proud to introduce Bio Golden Raand in our asset portfolio. The power
plant in Delfzijl marks a big step forward for Eneco.”
Marc Laur, CEO of AREVA Bioenergy, said: “The facility, which was delivered
with full customer satisfaction, demonstrates AREVA’s commitment to safety,
quality, and the development of its renewable activities.”
MORE ABOUT AREVA
AREVA supplies advanced technology solutions for power generation with less
carbon. Its expertise and unwavering insistence on safety, security,
transparency and ethics are setting the standard, and its responsible
development is anchored in a process of continuous improvement.
Ranked first in the global nuclear power industry, AREVA’s unique integrated
offering to utilities covers every stage of the fuel cycle, nuclear reactor
design and construction, and operating services. The group is actively
developing its activities in renewable energies – wind, bioenergy, solar and
energy storage – to become a European leader in this sector.
With these two major offers, AREVA’s 46,000 employees are helping to supply
ever safer, cleaner and more economical energy to the greatest number of
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