Metso supplies a power boiler to Kalmar Energi Värme’s new combined heat and power plant in Sweden

Published Sept 19, 2007 15.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso Power, a part of Metso Paper business area, will supply Kalmar Energi Värme AB with a biomass-fired power boiler to company’s new combined heat and power plant in Kalmar on the east coast of Sweden. Start-up for the plant is scheduled for the end of 2009. The value of the order is approximately EUR 55 million.

The power boiler (90 MWth) will utilize bubbling fluidized bed technology and will burn biomass replacing old district heating boilers and reducing the consumption of oil. The delivery will also include a flue gas condensing system to increase plant's district heat production. With this new plant Kalmar Energi Värme also starts to produce green electricity.

Kalmar Energi Värme AB is a fully-owned company of Kalmar Energi Holding AB, which is owned by the city of Kalmar and E.ON Sverige AB. Kalmar Energi produces and distributes district heating in the city of Kalmar and the surrounding communities to around 20,000 customers.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its 26,000 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.

Further information for the press, please contact: Lennart Ohlsson, President, Metso Power, tel. +46 70 600 1359