Metso targets Finnish bioenergy

Metso is to supply advanced automation systems and solutions to two bioenergy power plants under construction in Finland, and has also received a replacement order in the nation.

Porvoon Energia Oy has ordered a Metso DNA automation system for its new biomass-fired power plant located in Tolkkinen, near Helsinki. The plant, to be fuelled by forest residues, bark and sawdust, has a capacity of 12 MW of electricity and 38 MW of thermal heat that will be used for district heating in the town of Porvoo starting in 2013.

Another Metso DNA system will be delivered to a bioenergy plant built by Hämeenkyrön Voima Oy in Hämeenkyrö, about 220 km northwest of Helsinki. The BFB boiler plant will run on forest residues and other wood-based fuels, with peat as auxiliary fuel. When started up in late 2012, it will have an electricity capacity of 12 MW and thermal capacity of 55 MW.

Metso has received an order from Helsinki Energy for a DNA system to replace an existing automation system in its Kellosaari power plant.

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