Biomass power plant to be built in Canada

Pratt and Whitney Power Systems said it has been awarded a contract to deliver a 13 MW biomass heat recovery power plant for West Fraser Timber Co. in British Columbia, Canada.

The plant will power to the company's Chetwynd Forest Industries plant utilizing two Turboden 65 HRS Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbogenerators. The Turboden 65 HRS systems will be delivered to West Fraser by the end of 2013, with installation and commissioning expected in 2014. Commercial operation is planned by the second quarter of 2014.

West Fraser is a wood products company with operations in western Canada and the southern United States, producing softwood lumber, MDF, plywood, pulp, newsprint, laminated veneer lumber and wood chips. West Fraser was selected by BC Hydro under the BC Hydro Bioenergy Phase II Call for Power program for two of their sites totaling 180 GWh per year from wood biomass. Through this program, BC Hydro awarded 20-year electricity purchase agreements to West Fraser.

Turboden is a Pratt and Whitney Power Systems company, and Pratt and Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.

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