Elecnor has been awarded the contract to build two biomass-fuelled plants in Portugal. Each plant will have a power capacity of 15 MW and run on forest-based fuel. The budget for both projects is €78 million.
Representing the first biomass-fuelled plants that the company will build in Portugal in the municipalities of Viseu and Fundao, Elecnor will work on the design, engineering, equipment supply, construction, installation and commissioning of both plants, in addition to the feed-in line at Fundao and the substation associated with the Viseu plant.
Both plants will have a biomass grille boiler manufactured by Gestamp Biomass Solution, a 17 MW steam turbine, a forest biomass farm, air condenser in addition to water and waste treatment facilities. The two biomass-fuelled plants have been promoted under the Marguerite Fund with the company FPT Energía e Ambiente, S.A.
The projects are expected to conclude within a timeline of 24 months. Once completed, they will avoid an annual emission of 88,400 tons of CO2.