Valmet to deliver biomass boiler plant to Finnish power facility

Valmet will deliver a biomass boiler plant to Tampereen Sähkölaitos Oy’s Naistenlahti power plant in the city of Tampere, Finland. The new Naistenlahti 3 boiler will replace the old Naistenlahti 2 boiler that has reached the end of its technical lifetime.

The boiler plant, which cost approximately €70 million, will be delivered to the customer at the end of 2022. It will be fuelled mainly by renewable biomass, with milled peat being used as a secondary fuel. The biomass boiler will have a steam capacity of 191 MW and will run as a baseload plant for district heat production from September to June.

Antti-Jussi Halminen, director at Tampereen Sähkölaitos, said: “Tampereen Sähkölaitos took a turn towards sustainable energy production in 2010 and started to systematically use more and more renewable energy sources and lower its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

“Our goal is a 95% decrease in emissions by the end of 2030. Thanks to the Naistenahti 3 boiler plant our CO2 emissions will reduce significantly, and the share of renewable energy sources will increase.”

"Sustainability is one of the cornerstones in Valmet’s operations, too, so we are delighted to be involved in the massive energy turnaround that Tampereen Sähkölaitos I carrying out,” said Kai Janhunen, vice-president of the pulp and energy business line at Valmet. “This delivery is a continuation of our long-standing cooperation.

“Previously, Valmet has supplied equipment to the company’s plants in Naistenlahti, Leilahti, Hervanta and Sarankulma. We have also delivered a flue gas cleaning system to the Tammervoima plant, which is a subsidiary of Tampereen Sähkölaitos."

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