Metso-Wartsila JV supplies another biomass CHP plant

Metso will supply SIA Graanul Invest with a biomass power plant for CHP production in the municipality of Launkalne in Latvia.
The power plant will be delivered by the Metso-Wärtsilä joint venture (JV) MW Power and the delivery scope includes a plant automation system delivered by Metso.
The biomass power plant will utilize bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) technology and will use combination of forest residues such bark and wood chips or milled peat as the main fuels.
The plant will produce 15 MW of heat and 6.4 MW of electricity, which will be partly utilized in the customer's own pellet factory.
Most of the produced electricity will be distributed into the national grid.
SIA Graanul Invest is Latvian-based subsidiary of AS Graanul Invest, a private capital based company dealing with bioenergy and renewable energy production.
AS Graanul Invest is the biggest producer of pellets in the Baltics, with six pellet factories.
At the start of the year Metso announced a similar contract for the company’s Estonian location.
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