Metso Corporation's press release on September 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. local time
Metso will supply Oskarshamn Energi with a complete biomass-fired power plant
for combined heat and power production in Oskarshamn in Sweden. The start-up of
the plant is scheduled for winter 2015. The value of the order will not be
"There is great interest in district heating and our customer base since 2007
has grown far beyond our expectations. This has meant that production has
increased by 50 percent and that is one of the reasons that we now invest in a
new power plant. When the new plant is commissioned, almost 99 percent of
district heating at Oskarshamn will be produced with renewable bio fuels," says
Jöns Wahlström, Managing Director, Oskarshamn Energi.
Metso's delivery will include a complete power plant, including patented
BioGrate combustion technology, installation, training and commissioning. The
plant will have a thermal output of 17.2 MWth for district heating to the
municipality of Oskarshamn, a process steam output of 4 MWth to local industry
and an electrical output of 3.8 MWe. The plant automation will be based on Metso
DNA technology and Metso will also supply a flue gas condenser and a ventilation
The plant will use local forest residues such as bark and wood chips as fuel.
"Metso has been working with Oskarshamn Energi for several years to find an
optimal solution for their increasing demand to supply district heating. We are
very satisfied that Oskarshamn Energi showed confidence in us and in our
modularized power plant solution. We are very proud to be chosen as supplier of
this plant, of which the Oskarshamn region will benefit for a long time," says
Mikael Barkar, Sales Director, Power business line, Metso.
The main part of the order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power third
quarter 2013 orders received. The automation system is included in Automation's
third quarter 2013 orders received.
Oskarshamn Energi provides electricity, heating, broadband communications,
biogas and services in the Oskarshamn region in Sweden. The company with thirty
employees is owned equally by Oskarshamn Municipality and E.ON Sweden AB. It is
responsible for distribution of electricity in most parts of the municipality
and for district heating distribution in the urban area.
Metso's pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes, machinery,
equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter fabrics. Our offering and
experience cover the entire process life cycle including new production lines,
rebuilds and services.
As of January 2014, Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power business will serve its
customers with an even more focused and competitive approach as an independent,
listed company, Valmet Corporation*.
*Pending Metso EGM approval.
Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the
process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and
oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries contribute to
sustainability and deliver profitability to customers worldwide. Metso's shares
are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
For further information, please contact:
Mikael Barkar, Director, Sales, Power business line, Metso, tel.
+358 40 534 4607