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Fortum inaugurates first waste-to-energy power plant in Lithuania

Fortum has inaugurated its new combined heat and power plant in the city of Klaipeda, Lithuania. The power plant uses municipal and industrial waste as well as biomass as fuels ...

to provide district heating to the residents and businesses in Klaipeda and electricity to the Lithuanian power grid. It is the first of its kind in the Baltic countries.
With an energy efficiency close to 90%, the new power plant's boiler can incinerate 230 000 tonnes of waste and biomass annually, giving it a power production capacity of 20 MW electricity and 50 MW heat. Furthermore, the plant is equipped with flue-gas condensers that enable the recovery of an additional 15 MW of heat at peak demand times. Plant construction started in March 2011. Fortum’s investment in the new power plant totalled LTL435m (€130m)

Source: 16 May 2013