Oct 15, 2014 - French group Areva (EPA:AREVA) said on Tuesday it has won a contract to build a 150-MW biomass plant in Brazil for local utility BOLT Energias.
Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. Under its terms, Areva will provide engineering, procurement and construction services for the Campo Grande biomass power facility in the eastern state of Bahia.
The plant will comprise three 50-MW modules that will use woody biomass as feedstock. It is expected to be hooked to the national power grid in the middle of 2017. Once completed, the facility is seen to be the largest of its kind in Brazil, Areva said.
Power generator BOLT Energias was awarded the concession for the Campo Grande at the government's A-5 auction in 2013.
The French group has already installed 95 biomass plants with a combined capacity of over 2,500 MW, it noted.
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