ENCE awards SENER contract to build a new biomass plant in Huelva, Spain | 9 Jan 2018

Engineering and technology group SENER has signed a contract with ENCE Energía y Celulosa to build a new low-emission biomass electricity generation plant in its energy complex in Huelva, Spain.

The contract signed is a turnkey arrangement whereby SENER will design, supply, build and commission the plant, as well as operate and maintain it during the first years of operation. The new facility will consist of an electricity generation plant using biomass from the forestry and farming industries.

With a 40 MW gross nominal electricity output it will be one of the largest high-efficiency low-emission biomass renewable energy plants in Spain. The plant is projected to enter into operation in the 3Q 2019.

Due to the variety of types of biomass to be used, the plant will be equipped with an advanced fuel handing system, both for incoming biomass and for its preparation and storage.

The plant will also boast one of the best gas combustion and treatment systems, guaranteeing compliance with the demanding requirements of the new European standard, BREF (Best Available Techniques Reference), which establishes the best practices for the industry’s Large Combustion Plants in Europe.

Ence is one of the main European producers of eucalyptus pulp, the most important Spanish company in the production of renewable energy using forest biomass.