Metso to supply biomass power plant for green energy production in Sweden

February 22, 2013

Metso continues its recent biomass-fired plant deliveries by supplying a forest residue-fuelled power plant for combined heat and power production to Vimmerby Energi & Miljö AB (VEMAB) in Vimmerby, Sweden.

The new biomass plant utilizes local forest residues such as bark and wood chips as fuel and will secure the supply of competitive district heating for the city and lower its CO2 emissions.

Vimmerby Energi & Miljö AB supplies local customers with renewable electricity and heat, and Metso’s CHP plant will be able to provide the district heating network and local industries with hot water of different temperatures as well as steam to a local brewery. The electricity produced will be distributed to the national grid.

“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,” says Mats-Lennart Karlsson, Project Manager at Vimmerby Energi & Miljö AB.

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 is designed for unmanned operation.

The start-up of the plant is scheduled for the end of 2014. The value of the order is approximately EUR 25 million.

Source: Metso
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Relevant sites: Vimmerby Energi & Miljö AB

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