Metso will supply a biomass-fired heating plant for district heating production to Elenia Lämpö in Turenki in Finland. The heating plant is scheduled to go on-stream in the early winter of 2014. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
Metso's turnkey delivery will include process equipment, buildings and installation work. The plant will have a heat output of 10 megawatts and will produce hot water for the district heating network of Turenki. The plant will be fired by locally sourced wood-based biomass, such as forest residue and optional also peat.
"The new biomass-fired heating plant is in line with our strategy to increase the share of renewable fuels in our district heat production. The plant will significantly lower the volume of CO2 emissions in our heat generation, which further minimizes the environmental footprint of district heat. Using domestic, locally sourced fuels also boosts employment in the region. We additionally want to actively meet the expectations of our customers and other stakeholders to promote sustainable development," says Elenia Lämpö's CEO Matti Tynjälä.
"Elenia Lämpö's investment in the heating plant is an excellent example of a project that increases the utilization of local Finnish fuels in an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly manner. The Turenki site highlights the need for a flexible and highly adjustable plant solution that is able to effectively respond to heating needs throughout the year. The advanced BioGrate combustion technology enables a wide selection of fuels, low internal consumption and highly flexible adjustability," says Teemu Koskela, who is in charge of bioheat plant sales at Metso.
The order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power second quarter 2013 orders received.
Elenia Lämpö offers environmentally friendly, convenient and competitive heating solutions for the needs of its customers. Elenia Lämpö generates district heat and electricity and sells and distributes district heat and natural gas. The company operates in the areas of Häme, Central Finland, Northern Ostrobothnia and Heinola in Finland.