Metso will supply Oskarshamn Energi with a complete biomass-fired power plant for combined heat and power production in Oskarshamn in Sweden. The start-up of the plant is scheduled for the winter 2015.
Metso's delivery will include a complete power plant with patented BioGrate combustion technology, installation, training, and commissioning. The plant will have a thermal output of 17.2 MWth for district heating to the municipality of Oskarshamn, a process steam output of 4 MWth to local industry, and an electrical output of 3.8 MWe.
"There is great interest in district heating and our customer base since 2007 has grown far beyond our expectations. This has meant that production has increased by 50 percent and that is one of the reasons that we now invest in a new power plant,” says Jöns Wahlström, managing director, Oskarshamn Energi. “When the new plant is commissioned, almost 99 percent of district heating at Oskarshamn will be produced with renewable bio fuels."
The plant will use local forest residues, such as bark and wood chips, as fuel.