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Pöyry awarded EPC contract for Philippine sugarcane thrash to power

Finland-headed forest and energy industry consultancy major Pöyry has announced that it has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) assignment by North Negros Biopower Inc. (NNBP), a Philippine renewable energy company for a 25 MW biomass power plant project located in Northern Negros, Philippines.

According to Pöyry, the contract includes the design, procurement of all components, construction, erection and commissioning and testing of the entire power plant project. The power plant will be fuelled with sugarcane trash, a residual biomass remaining on the fields after the sugarcane has been harvested.

Pöyry is very active in the bioenergy sector around the world, but especially in the Philippines. With our deep knowledge of the challenges involved in implementing bioenergy projects, we are excited to be a part of the realisation of the NNBP project said Peter Heinzelmann, Senior Vice President, Contracting, Energy Business Group at Pöyry.

NNBP is a Philippine company registered with the Department of Energy and with extensive experience in developing renewable energy projects in the Philippines, such as solar power and biomass power plants. The value of the order has not been disclosed.

We are proud that NNBP has seen great value in our unique EPC+ System Methodology, an approach which provides full transparency to the client throughout the project execution and the sharing in any savings from the agreed ceiling price at the close-out of the project. We continue to see great interest in our EPC+ approach as an alternative to the traditional EPC implementation approach, particularly in the bioenergy sector, said Richard Pinnock, President of Pöyry’s Energy Business Group and member of  Pöyry’s Group Executive Committee.

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