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Metso wins Swedish biomass plant contract

Finland-based technology supplier Metso will work with Vamamo Energi to construct a new biomass power plant in Sweden.

The combined heat and power facility order Metso has received is around €17 million ($21.9 million) and have a thermal output of 13.4MW and electrical output of 3.6MW. It will use local forest residues as feedstock.

‘This is an important investment in the future of Värnamo and in the environment,’ says chairman of Värnamo Energi chairman Gunnar Crona. ‘After this investment 100% of the area's district heating will be produced with biomass. In addition, we will produce approximately 20GWh of electricity annually, which means a doubling of locally-produced green electricity.’

It is hoped the plant will start-up by the autumn of 2014.