Klagenfurt to invest EUR 60m in 70-MW biomass heating plant
Dec 20, 2012 - Klagenfurt, a city in southern Austria, will invest about EUR 60 million (USD 79m) in the construction of a 70-MW biomass power plant which will help power the local district heating system.
Local utility Energie Klagenfurt wants to have the plant completed in three years.
Klagenfurt's mayor Christian Scheider said on Wednesday the new plant will secure heat supply for years.
The facility will be built by Austrian Bioenergiezentrum GmbH, which won the tender opened in August 2012.
Klagenfurt's old heavy fuel-fired district heating plant will switch to gas in 2015 and will be used mainly to cover peaks in consumption.