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Metso: Biomass-fired power plant for Sweden

By Gerald Ondrey |

Metso (Helsinki, Finland; www.metso.com) will supply a new biomass-fired power boiler, utilizing bubbling fluidized-bed technology, and a fluegas cleaning and condensation system to Bomhus Energi AB. The value of the order is over €50 million, and the order will be included in Energy and Environmental Technology’s Q3 orders received. The plant will start up in early 2013. Korsnäs AB has supplied district heating water to Gävle Energi AB for thirty years. The two companies have, through the jointly owned company Bomhus Energi, decided to extend their cooperation and chosen Metso technology to secure the delivery of district heating to the town of Gävle, and produce steam and electricity from a new turbine for Korsnäs. The planned plant will be located inside the present premises of Korsnäs pulp mill. The newly established company Bomhus Energi is formed to own and operate the new co-generation power plant. The new company is a relatively unique constellation in Sweden, due to the joint ownership of one private company and one community-owned company. “The new boiler plant is part of a large investment to secure energy, both in Korsnäs AB’s factories and in Gävle Energi AB’s…
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