Finland’s power company Wärtsilä has won the contract to deliver an 8MW BioEnergy boiler plant to the Russian sawmill Yeniseisbyt at Krasnoyarsk.

Wärtsilä Power Plants will manufacture, install and commission the process equipment which will be fuelled by bark, sawdust and woodchips.

The company has also signed its first contract in Ireland to supply a wood-fired biomass combined heat and power plant.

The client is Independent Biomass Systems, a joint venture company owned by South Western Services Co-operative Society (SWS Group) and Irish Soft Woods Ltd (Grainger Sawmills Ltd).

Grainger Sawmills will benefit from reduced electricity and heating costs, reduced exposure when climate change levies are introduced, a secure market for low value mill waste products, and a reduction of traffic transporting residues off site.

The power plant is scheduled to start commerical operation in May next year.