Biomass Plant Engineering for Biomass-Fired TPP in Latin America

Editor: Constanze Schmitz

Bolt Energias commissioned the Brazilian subsidiary of Tractebel Engineering to develop a biomass-fired thermal power plant in Bahia, Brazil.

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Ricardo Junqueira, the CEO of Bolt Energias, considers that this new partnership will add even greater security to this project which complies with the highest international standards.
Ricardo Junqueira, the CEO of Bolt Energias, considers that this new partnership will add even greater security to this project which complies with the highest international standards.
(Source: Bolt Energias)

Brussels/Belgium, Bahia/Brazil — Bolt Energias has commissioned LEME Engenharia, the Brazilian subsidiary of Tractebel Engineering, to develop Campo Grande BioEletricidade, the largest biomass-fired thermal power plant (TPP) in Latin America, located in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia. LEME Engenharia will be the owner’s engineer of the project.

The design review is expected to last 12 months. The project will create approximately 700 jobs and is expected to be inaugurated in the second semester of 2017. The total investment made by Bolt Energias in the TPP is of R$ 650 million (approx. M€ 206).

Flavio Campos, CEO of LEME Engenharia and Tractebel Engineering in Latin America comments: “We are known for our vast experience in hydropower, thermal power, electrical systems and infrastructure, and we also seek this recognition in other sectors, particularly in the renewable energy. The opportunity to participate in a biomass project of this magnitude is a great encouragement to keep our strategic positioning”.

The CEO of Bolt Energias, Ricardo Junqueira, considers that this new partnership will add even greater security to this project which complies with the highest international standards. “LEME Engenharia extends its international excellency to the construction of Campo Grande TPP, project that already counts on the participation of Areva Renewables, company that is in charge of the engineering, procurement and construction of the plant”, stated.

This is the second contract between LEME Engenharia and Bolt Energias to develop Campo Grande BioEletricidade TPP. The first one, completed back in April this year, encompassed proposals evaluations and negotiation with EPC contractors, as well as interfacing with suppliers in the region where the plant will be installed.

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