Metso To Supply Boiler To GREC

Metso reports it will supply a 100 MW biomass boiler island and plant automation system to the Gainesville Renewable Energy Center (GREC) in Gainesville, Fla. GREC has raised nearly $500 million in construction financing, of which Metso’s delivery represents more than 25%, according to the supplier. The 100 MW biomass boiler will utilize bubbling fluidized […]

Metso reports it will supply a 100 MW biomass boiler island and plant automation system to the Gainesville Renewable Energy Center (GREC) in Gainesville, Fla. GREC has raised nearly $500 million in construction financing, of which Metso’s delivery represents more than 25%, according to the supplier.

The 100 MW biomass boiler will utilize bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) technology and use waste wood from logging and mill activity, as well as urban wood waste from clearing, tree trimming and pallets, as the main fuel. Metso’s complete delivery scope includes the entire boiler island and flue gas cleaning system, and the entire power plant automation system. The power plant installation will supply Gainesville Regional Utilities with a firm source of renewable electric power under the terms of a 30-year power purchase agreement.

“Our partnership with Metso played a significant role in allowing us to complete this construction financing,” says Jim Gordon, president of GREC LLC. “GREC is now able to move forward without delay, ensuring that the Gainesville community will receive the many environmental and financial benefits of this renewable energy facility.”

GREC will be constructed by Fagen, Inc., one of the largest green energy design-builders in the U.S. Commercial operation of the plant is scheduled for 2013, and once operational, this 100 MW boiler will be one of the largest in the world, according to Metso.

“This order reflects the ongoing confidence placed on Metso by American Renewables and Fagen Inc. to provide another 100 MW BFB boiler to the North American market,” says Dave King, president of the Metso Power business line in North America. “Once built, this will be one of the world’s largest and cleanest power plants for biomass.”

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