Helsinki, Finland, 03 February 2010 -- Metso has received an order to deliver a biomass boiler to RWE npower renewables for a cogeneration plant to be located at Tullis Russell Papermakers at Markinch, Fife, in the United Kingdom. The commercial operation is scheduled for begin 2013. The value of the order is approximately EUR 75 million, which will be included in the Energy and Environmental Technology´s first quarter 2010 orders received.
Metso´s delivery includes a circulating fluidized bed boiler with a capacity of 155 MWth and a flue gas treatment plant. The new power boiler will be part of a cogeneration plant that will supply the paper mill of Tullis Russell with heat and electricity from biomass, mainly recycled wood. The plant will have an installed capacity of 50 megawatts (MWe) and will replace the existing coal-fired power plant at Tullis Russell, thereby reducing the CO2
emissions from the plant significantly.
"This project is RWE's largest investment to date in biomass based power generation and part of our ongoing commitment to investing EUR 1 billion per annum in renewable energy," said Stephan Lohr, RWE head of biomass.
RWE npower renewables is the United Kingdom subsidiary of RWE Innogy and is one of the United Kingdom’s leading renewable energy developers and operators, committed to developing and operating biomass power plants, wind farms, and hydro plant to produce sustainable electricity.
) is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. The company has about 26,500 employees in more than 50 countries.