SOURCE: Metso Corporation

October 20, 2009 02:01 ET

Metso to supply biomass boiler plant to Sweden

HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwire - October 20, 2009) -


Metso Corporation's company release on October 20, 2009 at 09:00 a.m.

Metso will supply Affärsverken i Karlskrona AB with a biomass boiler plant for combined heat and power production (CHP) in the municipality of Karlskrona, Sweden. The boiler plant including several auxiliary boilers will be delivered by the Metso-Wärtsilä joint venture MW Power. Equipment related to environmental systems will be delivered by Metso's Power business line. The total value of the order is approximately EUR 30 million. The start-up of the plant is scheduled for the first quarter of 2012. The order is included in Energy and Environmental Technology's Q4 orders received.

The biomass boiler plant will utilize bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) technology and will use wood chips as the main fuel. The plant will produce approximately 36 MW of district heat for the Karlskrona area and approximately 13 MW of electricity for the national grid. With the new plant, Affärsverken i Karlskrona will be able to fulfill the growing demand of district heat and increase the usage of biomass in heat and power generation.

The municipality-owned company Affärsverken i Karlskrona is located in Karlskrona, South-East Sweden. The company builds, develops and operates infrastructure to the 62 000 inhabitants of the municipality.

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 28,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

Further information for the press, please contact:
Olli Elo, Product line director, MW Power, tel. +358 40 556 5504
Mikael Barkar, Sales director, Multipower product line, MW Power,
tel. +358 40 534 4607


Further information for investors, please contact:
Johanna Henttonen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso
Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3253


Metso Corporation

Olli Vaartimo
Executive Vice President and CFO

Kati Renvall
Vice President, Group Communications


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