Metso to provide automation for Asia's largest biomass power plant
Mary Page Bailey
Metso Corp. (Helsinki; www.metso.com) has been chosen by GS Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. (GS E&C), of Seoul, to supply automation for the Dangjin 4 Biomass Power Plant, currently under construction in Dangjin City, about 70 km southwest of Seoul in South Korea. Once completed in 2015, the 105 MW plant will be the largest of its kind in Asia.
With the new biomass power plant, owner GS E&C aims to enhance its competitiveness in the power market, increase its electricity capacity and produce more renewable energy.
The plant will be fueled with a mix consisting of 80 percent palm kernel shells and 20 percent coal. With Metso’s automation applications, it is possible to control even difficult fuel mixes with varying fuel ratios. Commissioning of the new plant is planned for August 2015.