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October 18, 2012 04:33 ET

Metso to deliver biofuel-fired boiler to Jonkoping Energi in Sweden

HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwire - Oct 18, 2012) - Metso Corporation's press release on October 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. local time

Metso will supply Jonkoping Energi's combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Torsvik, Sweden, with a new biofuel-fired boiler. Jonkoping Energi is expanding its CHP plant and the new unit will serve as a mid-load unit to meet the district heating and electric power needs of Jonkoping municipality. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

The expansion and modernization of Jonkoping Energi's plant is a significant investment for the municipality of Jonkoping as the existing boilers and related systems are in need of replacement and the new systems will enable replacing use of refined bio-fuels with use of primary biomass fuels. The new boiler utilizing bubbling fluidized bed technology (BFB) will mainly be fueled with wood chips, and Metso's solution will offer considerable cost-efficiency benefits for the overall district heating and electricity supply of Jonkoping municipality.

"This is an important contract for the continuation of the expansion project as well as its largest. We look forward to co-operating with Metso on this important project," says Hakan Stigmarker, Managing Director of Jonkoping Energi.

The expanded CHP plant will be commissioned during fall 2014. The order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power third quarter 2012 orders received.

Technical information

The capacity of the new boiler will be 100 MW. The Torsvik plant will annually use roughly 550,000 cubic meters of forest fuels. It will produce approximately 340 GWh of district heat per year, corresponding to the heating needs of 17,000 single-family homes. The production of electricity will amount to 130 GWh/year, corresponding to the power consumption of roughly 25,000 households.

Jonkoping Energi AB has 240 employees and is owned by the municipality of Jonkoping. Jonkoping Energi AB supplies electricity, heat, cooling, biogas and broadband to 55,000 customers in the Jonkoping area, and has an annual net sales of about EUR 120 million.

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Contact Information

  • For further information, please contact:

    Johanna Linden
    Director, Scandinavia, Power business line
    Metso
    tel. +46 705 90 95 17

    Jonas Wallen
    Sales Manager, Power business line
    Metso
    tel. +358 50 385 1818