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Outotec to deliver a 35 MW biomass power plant to Turkey

Finland-headed Outotec Oyj, a global technology supplier in energy, minerals and metals processing has announced that it has signed a contract with an undisclosed client for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) delivery of a new 35 MW gross electrical biomass power plant to be built in Turkey.

According to a statement, Outotec is responsible for engineering, procurement and construction of the plant excluding the civil works. Based on Outotec’s proprietary fluidized bed (FB) technology, the main process components in the delivery are the biomass storage system, FB boiler, turbine and the flue gas treatment system.

The new plant designed by Outotec will be located close to the biomass sources in an agricultural area, where the disposal from large farms is becoming an environmental concern. The plant will generate green electricity to the national grid and produce clean fertilizer as a byproduct.

This is a great achievement for Outotec and one of the first projects of the Turkish initiative for promoting green energy out of biomass. In 2016, we delivered and commissioned one of Turkey’s first 30 MW power plants based on alternative fuel and are now happy to provide our fluidized bed technology for another green energy project, said Kalle Härkki, Head of Outotec’s Metals, Energy & Water business.

Designed to operate below the strict European emission limits, the plant is expected to be fully operational in 2020.

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