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Biomass power plant for SIA Graanul Invest

22 March 2011

Metso has announced that it is to supply SIA Graanul Invest with a biomass power plant for combined heat and power production (CHP) in the municipality of Launkalne in Latvia.

The power plant will be delivered by the Metso-Wärtsilä in a joint venture with MW Power. The delivery scope includes plant automation system delivered by Metso.

The biomass power plant will utilise bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) technology and will use a combination of forest residues such bark and wood chips or milled peat as the main fuels. The plant will produce 15 MW of heat and 6.4 MW of electricity which will be partly utilised in the customer's own pellet factory. Most of the produced electricity will be distributed into national grid.

Metso has also recently announced a similar delivery to the same group for a location in Estonia. "The wide scope and reliable technical solution tailored to meet our needs as well as the good relationship we built up with MW Power during the negotiations on our Estonian as well as the Latvian plants were very important to us, said Raul Kirjanen, CEO of Graanul Invest.


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