Pöyry to Design Two Biofuel-Fired CHP Plants for Fortum

Pöyry, Finland, reports that its Energy business group has been awarded contracts by Fortum for the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services of two biofuel-fired CHP (combined heat and power) plants to be built in Järvenpää, Finland, and Jelgava, Latvia. The CHP plants will generate electricity and district heat.

With the new plants, biofuel will replace the use of natural gas and/or fuel oil at the existing plants and thus decrease greenhouse gas emissions from energy production. Commissioning of both plants is scheduled for 2013. The parties agreed not to disclose the value of the agreements.