Valmet will supply a biomass power boiler and a flue gas cleaning system to Tahara Biomass Power LLC in Tahara, Japan. The new CFB (circulating fluidized bed) boiler will enable the customer’s power plant to achieve a stable power supply at high thermal efficiency while significantly reducing CO2 emissions. This is already the sixth received order for Valmet’s CFB boiler to the Japanese market since 2016.
The order was included in Valmet’s orders received for the third quarter of 2021. The value of this kind of order is typically around EUR 70 million (approx. 59.15 crores). The installation work is scheduled to start in 2023, and the plant will start commercial operation in 2025.
The project will be delivered in cooperation with the Japanese company JFE Engineering Corporation. JFE Engineering will be the EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contractor for the Tahara Biomass Power Plant.
“We are proud to supply one of the largest biomass-fired boiler plants in Japan with a maximum biomass combustion capacity. This is also our sixth boiler plant order in a row with JFE Engineering Corporation, which is proof of our long and trustful cooperation,” says Jari Niemelä, director, Boilers and Gasifiers, Energy business unit, Valmet.
Technical information about Valmet’s delivery
Valmet’s delivery includes a biomass-fired 112 MWe Valmet CFB boiler and a flue gas cleaning system. The annual output of the Tahara biomass power plant will be 770 million kWh, and the main fuel to be used is wood pellets. All the electricity generated will be supplied to the grid companies based on the feed-in tariff scheme in Japan.