Biomass: AREVA-led consortium awarded 155 M€ contract
OPERATIONS / RENEWABLE ENERGY
August 30, 2011
AREVA, Dutch civil works company Ballast Nedam and Finnish boiler supplier Metso Power Oy, have been awarded a contract by Eneco, one of the main Dutch utilities, to build a biomass power plant in Delfzijl, in northern Netherlands. The total value of the consortium’s order amounts to 155 million euros.
The AREVA group will lead the consortium and will be in charge of designing, building and installing the 49 MW plant fueled with recycled wood. It will also provide testing and commissioning services.
Once in operation, the biomass unit will supply green electricity to meet the needs of 120,000 households and save 250,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually.
The new plant is scheduled to begin commercial operation in 2013.
Xavier Hurbin, CEO of AREVA’s Bioenergy Business Unit, declared: “With 2.5 GW of installed biomass capacity in the world, this new success strengthens AREVA’s position as a leading supplier of turnkey technological solutions for biomass-fired power plants.”