Elecnor to build 2 biomass plants in Portugal

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June 20 (Renewables Now) - Spanish infrastructure and energy group Elecnor SA (BME:ENO) has won a contract to build two biomass power plants of 15 MW each in Portugal.

The total cost of the projects is estimated at EUR 78 million (USD 86.9m), Elecnor said in a statement to Spain's National Commission of the Market of Securities (CNMV).

The biomass facilities will be built within 24 months in the cities of Viseu and Fundao. Once completed, these plants should be able to offset 88,400 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year, the company stated.

Elecnor, among other things, will be in charge of the design, engineering, equipment supply, construction, installation and commissioning work. Both plants will have a biomass boiler from Gestamp Biomass Solution and a steam turbine of 17 MW.

(EUR 1 = USD 1.115)

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