Finnish industrial process provider Metso has announced that it will supply electricity and heat supplier Kuopion Energia with a multi-fuel fired power boiler for installation at its new combined heat and power plant located in Haapaniemi, in the town of Kuopio, Finland.

According to the company, start-up of the boiler is scheduled for the end of 2011. The total value of Kuopion Energia’s investment is E135 million of which Metso’s equipment and installation delivery covers approximately half.

Metso Power will supply for the combined heat and power (CHP) power plant a power boiler rated at 149MWth, which will utilize circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology and will burn peat and forest residues to produce district heat for the city of Kuopio and supply electricity to the national grid.

With the CFB combustion technology, Kuopion Energia will be able to increase the capacity of the power plant and the usage of bio-fuels, as well as reduce the consumption of oil, said Metso.

The new boiler will replace the first pulverized peat-fired boiler built at the Haapaniemi power plant in 1972 by Metso. At that time the facility was the first municipal power plant using milled peat as its main fuel.

Metso is a supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. Metso Corporation comprises three reporting segments: Mining and Construction Technology, Energy and Environmental Technology and Paper and Fiber Technology.