Metso to Install Biomass Plant in Russia

Plant will enable utilization of sawmill residue for sustainable heat and power production.

February 18, 2013
Waste Today Staff
Equipment & Products

The equipment company Metso will supply the Russian firm Bioenergeticheskaya Kompaniya LLC with a complete biomass-fired combined heat and power plant at its facility in Syktyvkar, the Komi Republic, Russia. The power plant is scheduled to be in operation in 2014.

Metso's delivery will include process equipment and technical advisory services for installation, commissioning and training. A Metso belt dryer and a Metso DNA automation system will also be included in the delivery. The power plant will use bark and wood residues from the Syktyvkar sawmill and other biomass. The power output of the plant will be 4 megawatts (MW) of electricity. The power will be distributed to the local grid and heat will be used in the belt dryer.

"We are convinced that cooperation with Metso will provide a means to use the sawmill residues from the Syktyvkar sawmill to produce power. This is an important issue for the Government of the Komi Republic. The new plant will be built based on advanced know-how solutions using the most modern equipment," says Alexander Gibezh, deputy minister of industry and transport of the Republic of Komi. "Sawmill residues that have long been stored at the site of the Syktyvkar sawmill will now be used as fuel for the new power plant. The investment in the power plant will help to create more job opportunities and will improve the environmental situation in the Komi Republic," adds Alexey Kryukov, CEO of Bioenergeticheskaya Kompaniya.

"This power plant is an important milestone in the development of distributed power generation based on the vast renewable biomass resources of Russia. We are very happy to help Bioenergeticheskaya Kompaniya LLC to lead the way towards local sustainable power solutions," says Matti Järvinen, Metso’s director of North Eastern Europe, Power business line.

"The uniqueness of our solutions is in the complete supply: all equipment from the fuel handling system to the flue gas cleaning system will be supplied by Metso. The new power plant will also run under a Metso automation system," says Nikolay Doroshenko, director of Metso’s power business line in Russia.