Metso will supply automation and environmental technology to control five biomass power plants to be built by Dalkia in France.
The investments are part of France's national green energy program, which aims at reducing carbon dioxide emissions and curbing climate change.
Dalkia wants to standardize the automation systems at all its six biomass plants in order to save costs in erection, operation and maintenance, spare parts and staff training, among others.
The first plant will be built in Limoges and is due to start up in February 2012. The other ones in Angers, Orleans, Tours and Rennes will be completed later in 2012. The plant in Limoges in west-central France will have a capacity of 7.5 MWe of electricity and 17 MWt of district heat. It will supply electricity to the national grid and district heat to the neighboring urban areas in Limoges.
Metso's delivery will consist of a Metso DNA distributed control system and an emission monitoring/reporting system for gas emission control.