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ENCE awards construction contract for Spanish biomass plant

ENCE has awarded engineering and technology group SENER a turnkey contract for the construction of its biomass power plant in Mérida, Spain.

The new facility will consist of a renewable energy generation facility, producing 20MW of power from energy plantation trees, including poplar and eucalyptus crops.

The contract includes the design, procurement, construction and commissioning of the power plant, and additionally the operation and maintenance during its first two years of operation. The plant is slated to be up and running by the third quarter of 2014.

The generating efficiency of the plant is expected to be around 35%.