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Metso to deliver biofuel-fired boiler to Jönköping Energi in Sweden

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Metso to deliver biofuel-fired boiler to Jönköping Energi in Sweden

Metso will supply Jönköping Energi’s combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Torsvik, Sweden, with a new biofuel-fired boiler. Jönköping Energi is expanding its CHP plant and the new unit will serve as a mid-load unit to meet the district heating and electric power needs of Jönköping municipality. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

The expansion and modernization of Jönköping Energi’s plant is a significant investment for the municipality of Jönköping as the existing boilers and related systems are in need of replacement and the new systems will enable replacing use of refined bio-fuels with use of primary biomass fuels. The new boiler utilizing bubbling fluidized bed technology (BFB) will mainly be fueled with wood chips, and Metso’s solution will offer considerable cost-efficiency benefits for the overall district heating and electricity supply of Jönköping municipality.

“This is an important contract for the continuation of the expansion project as well as its largest. We look forward to co-operating with Metso on this important project,” says Håkan Stigmarker, Managing Director of Jönköping Energi.

The expanded CHP plant will be commissioned during fall 2014. The order is included in Metso’s Pulp, Paper and Power third quarter 2012 orders received.

Technical information

The capacity of the new boiler will be 100 MW. The Torsvik plant will annually use roughly 550,000 cubic meters of forest fuels. It will produce approximately 340 GWh of district heat per year, corresponding to the heating needs of 17,000 single-family homes. The production of electricity will amount to 130 GWh/year, corresponding to the power consumption of roughly 25,000 households.

Jönköping Energi AB has 240 employees and is owned by the municipality of Jönköping. Jönköping Energi AB supplies electricity, heat, cooling, biogas and broadband to 55,000 customers in the Jönköping area, and has an annual net sales of about EUR 120 million.

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