In July 2005 Vattenfall ordered a biomass-fuelled power plant from Wärtsilä to serve the community of Motala in Sweden. The transaction has a value of approx. EUR 11 million. The plant will be handed over to the customer and be fully operational towards the end of 2006. Motala lies on the shores of Lake Vättern in southern Sweden.
The power plant is a combined heat and power plant that will generate electricity for the grid and heat for the district heating network of Motala. The plant will burn wood waste.
The power plants supplied by Wärtsilä generate electricity and heat with minimum environmental impact. The patented BioGrate combustion technology has low nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide emissions.
The Motala plant is the fourth BioPower plant supplied by Wärtsilä in Sweden.
Further information: Ms Eeva Kainulainen, Vice President, Corporate Communications and IR, +358 10 709 5235.