Global Processing

Metso to deliver biofuel-fired boiler to Swedish CHP plant

October 19, 2012

TORSVIK, Sweden — Metso, a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the process indusries, will provide Jönköping Energi''s combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Torsvik, Sweden, with a new biofuel-fired boiler.

Jönköping 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 Jönköping municipality. The value of the order was not disclosed.

The expansion and modernization of Jönköping Energi''s plant is a significant investment for the municipality of Jönköping 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 Jönköping 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 Håkan Stigmarker, Managing Director of Jönköping Energi.

The expanded CHP plant will be commissioned during fall 2014.