Metso, based in Helsinki, has won the contract to supply a biomass boiler plant to Finland’s Keuruun Lämpövoima Oy for combined heat and power production in the town of Keuruu, Finland, for a total investment close to $14 million.

The biomass boiler plant will use bubbling fluidized bed technology with forest chips and milled peat as its main fuels. The plant will produce 15 MW of district heat for the Keuruu area and 5 MW of electricity for the national grid. With the new biomass plant, Keuruun Lämpövoima will be able to reduce the consumption of oil and increase the use of biomass for heat and power generation. The plant’s startup is scheduled for the end of 2010.