Valmet to deliver turnkey biopower plant to produce green electricity and heat for the city of Salzburg in Austria

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Valmet is to deliver a complete turnkey BioPower 5 power plant to produce green electricity and heat for the city of Salzburg, Austria. The order was placed by Salzburg AG, a leading Austrian energy and technology company.

The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the third quarter 2021. The value of the order is not disclosed. The plant will be commissioned and started up in August 2023.

“We are constructing the Siezenheim II plant in Salzburg to increase the share of CO2-neutral district heat production to 40 percent. With the plant, it will be possible to provide 8,300 additional homes with bio district heat and 7,000 additional homes with ecologically produced power in Salzburg in the future. We have found Valmet to be an ideal partner for building our power plant,” says Siegfried Müllegger, Head of Energy Technologies, Salzburg AG.

“This is the first modular BioPower plant that Valmet will deliver to Austria, so it is a great opening for us in decarbonising the local energy sector. High fuel flexibility, innovative technology and serviceability play key roles in this solution. The use of local renewable biomass fuels ensures reliable and sustainable energy supply and creates jobs locally,” says Markus Bolhàr-Nordenkampf, Director, Energy Sales and Service Operations, Central Europe North, EMEA, Valmet.