Ence receives first boiler components for 46-MW biomass plant

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October 24 (Renewables Now) - Spanish pulp mills operator Ence Energia y Celulosa SA (BME:ENC) announced on Tuesday it has received the first boiler components for its 46-MW biomass plant.

Located in Puertollano, Ciudad Real province, the facility will require more than EUR 90 million (USD 103.18m) in investments. It will mainly use agroforestry residues from the surrounding ares as fuel, Ence stated.

Ence has so far executed 34% of the construction works of the biomass plant, which is scheduled to go online in the first quarter of 2020. Local firm GBS is the manufacturer of the boiler.

Last week, the company announced it has bought 90% of the shares in a holding company for the 50-MW Puertollano solar thermal power plant from Spanish electric utility Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE).

(EUR 1 = USD 1.15)

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