Metso will supply Oü Helme Energia with a biomass power plant for combined heat and power production (CHP) in the township of Helme in Estonia. The power plant will be delivered by the Metso-Wärtsilä joint venture MW Power. The order includes a plant automation system that will be provided by Metso’s Automation business line.

The biomass power plant will utilize bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) technology, and a combination of spruce bark, chipped logging residues, wood chips or milled peat will be used as the main fuels. The plant will produce 15 MW of heat and 6.4 MW of electricity, which will partly be utilized in the customer’s own pellet factory. The rest will be distributed into national grid.