BOLT Energias has secured the 150 MW Campo Grande biomass power plant. The facility will be operational in 2017, and will be fueled with woody biomass. This will be Brazil’s largest biomass plant. Areva has already constructed 95 biomass plants globally with a total installed capacity of over 2,500MW.
Clean Technology Business Review (CBTR) 15 October 2014
French energy firm Areva has secured a contract to build the 150MW Campo Grande biomass power plant for Brazilian utility BOLT Energias.
Planned to be built in the northeastern state of Bahia, the Campo Grande plant is claimed to be the largest biomass facility in Brazil.
The contract requires Areva to deliver engineering, procurement and construction services for the plant, which will feature three 50MW modules.
The facility, which is expected to commence operations in 2017, will be fueled with woody biomass.
Areva Renewables CEO Louis-François Durret said: “Awarded as part of the first biomass plant project undertaken in Brazil in recent years, this success illustrates BOLT Energias’ recognition of AREVA’s knowledge in construction and technological expertise.
“This contract will mark the first step of a successful collaboration with our Brazilian partner.”
Areva has already constructed 95 biomass plants globally, with a total installed capacity of over 2,500MW.