Valmet on target in Tampere

29 April 2020

Valmet has won a contract to deliver a biomass boiler plant to Tampereen Sähkölaitos Oy’s Naistenlahti power plant in the city of Tampere, Finland.

The new plant will replace an existing boiler at the site that has reached the end of its lifetime. It will have a capacity of 191 MWth and will be used as a baseload plant for district heat production in the winter months.

Delivery of the €70 million unit will take place in late 2022. It will be fuelled mainly by renewable biomass, with milled peat being used as a secondary fuel.

Antti-Jussi Halminen, director at Tampereen Sähkölaitos, commented: “Tampereen Sähkölaitos took a turn towards sustainable energy production in 2010 and started to systematically use more and more renewable energy sources and lower its carbon dioxide emissions.

“Our goal is a 95 % decrease in emissions by the end of 2030.”

“Sustainability is one of the cornerstones in Valmet’s operations, too, so we are delighted to be involved in the massive energy turnaround that Tampereen Sähkölaitos I carrying out,” said Kai Janhunen, vice-president of the pulp and energy business line at Valmet. “This delivery is a continuation of our long-standing cooperation.

“Previously, Valmet has supplied equipment to the company’s plants in Naistenlahti, Leilahti, Hervanta and Sarankulma. We have also delivered a flue gas cleaning system to the Tammervoima plant, which is a subsidiary of Tampereen Sähkölaitos.”

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