AREVA to build Brazil’s biggest biomass plant

French nuclear power plant builder AREVA has won a contract to construct a 150MW biomass facility in Brazil. The Campo Grande power plant, located in the north-eastern state of Bahia, […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

French nuclear power plant builder AREVA has won a contract to construct a 150MW biomass facility in Brazil.

The Campo Grande power plant, located in the north-eastern state of Bahia, will be the largest biomass facility in the country, the firm said.

AREVA gas signed a contract with Brazilian utility BOLT Energias, under which it will provide the engineering, procurement and construction services.

The facility will be fuelled with woody biomass and is scheduled to be connected to the grid in 2017.

AREVA has so far built 95 biomass plants worldwide, with a total installed capacity of more than 2,500MW.