Metso to supply biomass power plant to Belgium
Metso Corporation’s company release on January 5, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. local time
Metso will supply 4HamCogen S.A., a subsidiary of 4Energy Invest S.A., with a biomass power plant for combined heat and power production (CHP) in the municipality of Ham in the Belgian province of Limburg. The power plant will be delivered by the Metso-Wärtsilä joint venture MW Power. The plant automation system will be delivered by Metso’s Automation business line. The total value of Metso´s share of the investment is approximately EUR 30 million. The start-up of the plant is scheduled for Q2 in 2011. The order is included in Energy and Environmental Technology’s Q4 orders received.
The new modular biomass power plant will utilize bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) technology and will use non-contaminated biomass as the main fuel. With the new cogeneration plant, 4HamCogen will feed 8.4 MW of electricity into the distribution grid and will be able to deliver up to 14 MW of heat.
4Energy Invest, the parent company of 4HamCogen, is a Belgian based renewable energy company that aims at creating and managing a portfolio of small to middle-sized biomass-to-energy projects. 4Energy Invest is listed on NYSE Euronext Brussels (ENIN).
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 26,500 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com
Further information for the press, please contact:
Pasi Rantonen, Product line director, MW Power, tel. +358 40 544 8328
Further information for investors, please contact:
Marja Kortesalo, Investor Relations Manager, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3211
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