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Valmet to supply biomass boiler to Japanese power plant

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Valmet will supply a biomass boiler and flue gas cleaning system to Tahara Biomass Power in Japan, valued at approximately €70 million.

The new circulating fluidised bed (CFB) boiler will enable Tahara Biomass Power Plant to achieve a stable power supply at high thermal efficiency while significantly reducing CO2 emissions.

Valmet’s delivery includes a biomass-fired 112 MWe CFB boiler and flue gas cleaning system. The annual output of Tahara’s power facility, which will mainly use wood pellets, will be 770 million kWh. All electricity generated will be supplied to grid companies based on Japan’s feed-in-tariff scheme.

The project will be delivered in partnership with Japanese firm JFE Engineering Corporation. JFE will be the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the plant.

“We are proud to supply one of the largest biomass-fired boiler plants in Japan with a maximum biomass combustion capacity,” said Jari Niemelä, director of boilers and gasifiers in Valmet’s energy business unit.

“This is also our sixth boiler plant order in a row with JFE Engineering Corporation, which is proof of our long and trustful cooperation.”