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Metso to supply biomass-fired heating plant to Elenia Lämpö in Finland

Published Aug 14, 2013 10.59.36 +2 GMT

Metso will supply a biomass-fired heating plant for district heating production to Elenia Lämpö in Turenki in Finland. The heating plant is scheduled to go on-stream in the early winter of 2014. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Metso’s turnkey delivery will include process equipment, buildings and installation work. The plant will have a heat output of 10 megawatts and will produce hot water for the district heating network of Turenki. The plant will be fired by locally sourced wood-based biomass, such as forest residue and optional also peat.

“The new biomass-fired heating plant is in line with our strategy to increase the share of renewable fuels in our district heat production. The plant will significantly lower the volume of CO2 emissions in our heat generation, which further minimizes the environmental footprint of district heat. Using domestic, locally sourced fuels also boosts employment in the region. We additionally want to actively meet the expectations of our customers and other stakeholders to promote sustainable development,” says Elenia Lämpö’s CEO Matti Tynjälä.

“Elenia Lämpö’s investment in the heating plant is an excellent example of a project that increases the utilization of local Finnish fuels in an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly manner. The Turenki site highlights the need for a flexible and highly adjustable plant solution that is able to effectively respond to heating needs throughout the year. The advanced BioGrate combustion technology enables a wide selection of fuels, low internal consumption and highly flexible adjustability,” says Teemu Koskela, who is in charge of bioheat plant sales at Metso.

The order is included in Metso’s Pulp, Paper and Power second quarter 2013 orders received.

Elenia Lämpö offers environmentally friendly, convenient and competitive heating solutions for the needs of its customers. Elenia Lämpö generates district heat and electricity and sells and distributes district heat and natural gas. The company operates in the areas of Häme, Central Finland, Northern Ostrobothnia and Heinola in Finland.

Metso’s pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes, machinery, equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter fabrics. Our offering and experience cover the entire process life cycle including new production lines, rebuilds and services.

As of January 2014, Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power business will serve its customers with an even more focused and competitive approach as an independent, listed company, Valmet Corporation*.

*Pending Metso EGM approval.

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For further information, please contact:

Teemu Koskela, Sales Director, Bioheat business, Power business line, Metso, tel. +358 50 400 8721 Risto Juutinen, Director, Bioheat business, Power business line, Metso, tel. +358 40 590 8062 Matti Tynjälä, CEO, Elenia Lämpö Oy, tel. +358 40 779 6258