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Metso to supply biomass power plant for Vimmerby Energi & Miljö in Sweden for green energy production

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Metso will supply Vimmerby Energi & Miljö AB (VEMAB) with a biomass-fired power plant for combined heat and power production at Tallholmen in the city of Vimmerby, Sweden. The new plant will secure supply of competitive district heating for the city and lower its CO2 emissions. The start-up of the plant is scheduled for the end of 2014.  The value of the order is approximately EUR 25 million.

Metso’s delivery will include a power plant utilizing bubbling fluidized bed combustion technology. The plant automation will be based on Metso DNA technology and Metso will also supply a flue gas condenser. The delivery will also include installation, training and commissioning.  

The boiler plant will have a thermal output of 26 MWth and an electrical output of 7 MWe. In addition, the flue gas condenser will produce 4.5 MWth of heat. The plant will be able to supply the district heating network and local industries with hot water of different temperatures. It will also be able to supply steam to a local brewery. The electricity produced will be distributed to the national grid. The plant is designed for unmanned operation. The plant will use local forest residues such as bark and wood chips as fuel.

“We chose Metso as the supplier because they are able to deliver a solid industrial-scale combined heat and power boiler capable of satisfying our need to supply various types of energy. This is a major investment for us. We hope the project will continue as successfully as it has begun and that the CHP plant will be ready to supply heat and electricity during fall 2014,” says Mats-Lennart Karlsson, Project Manager at Vimmerby Energi & Miljö AB.

“We highly value the confidence VEMAB has shown us by awarding us this order. The project has been started successfully and in good cooperation with VEMAB. This is a very important order for us and we are confident that the plant will meet all the client’s expectations,” says Sales Director Mikael Barkar, Power business line, Metso.

The main part of the order is included in Metso’s Pulp, Paper and Power fourth quarter 2012 orders received. The automation system is included in Automation’s fourth quarter 2012 orders received.

Vimmerby Energi & Miljö AB supplies local customers with renewable electricity and heat. The operations are primarily located in the municipalities of Vimmerby and Hultsfred. Vimmerby Energi & Miljö AB is owned by the municipality of Vimmerby  and its operations are certified in accordance with both ISO 14001 and ISO 9001.

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