On 7th June 2018, Valmet announced that it has received an order to supply a multi-fuel power boiler and a flue gas cleaning system to Air Water & Energia Power Onahama Corporation at the Onahama Power Plant located in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture. Air Water & Energia Power Onahama Corporation is a special purpose company owned by Air Water Inc and Chugoku Electric Power. Valmet will work in co-operation with JFE Engineering which is acting as the EPC contractor for the project.
Valmet will supply and install a biomass-fired 75 MWe circulating fluidised bed (CFB) boiler (Valmet CYMIC) and a flue gas cleaning system. The new CFB boiler will enable the power plant to achieve a stable power supply at high thermal efficiency, while significantly reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
The order was included in Valmet's first quarter orders received in 2018. The value of this kind of order is typically around €40 million. Installation work is scheduled to start in 2019, and the plant will start commercial operation during the first half of 2021.
The annual output of the plant will be over 5 million kWh and the main fuels to be used include palm kernel shells and wood pellets. All the electricity generated will be supplied to the grid companies based on the feed-in tariff scheme in Japan.
Mr Jouni Koskinen
81 80 1177 4510
Senior Sales Manager, Energy Sales, Asia-Pacific, Japan