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Scope of work: EPC

Country: Italy

Client: BiOlevano Srl

Status: completed

Project highlights

20 MWe

biomass power plant is among the largest Italian operating biomass plant

100,000  tons

CO2 emission prevented per year


residential units provided with electricity

Olevano plant is biomass power plant, having a rated electrical capacity of about 20 MWe. This biomass is a substantial contribution to the sustainability objectives set by the European Union. The initiative was born in 2005 to take advantage of the opportunities arising from the 
development of fast-growing biomass energy [SRF] chain promoted by the Lombardy Region’s specific plan.

The Olevano plant has been fully conceived, designed and put into operation by Tecnimont SpA. The Biomass Plant of Olevano Lomellina, covering a surface area of over 6 hectares, 2/3 of which are destined to biomass energy storage, is fueled by virgin timber, through a carbon neutral process, i.e. through the use of local origin timber only (“short pipeline”). The new plant allows to satisfy the annual electricity needs of over 50,000 residential units with “zero impact”, preventing CO2 emission of about 100,000 tons per year compared to a coal power plant of the same capacity.

The plant had a Positive economic Impact on nearby municipalities, farmers and landowners.
The power plant fulfilled all contractual technical requirements including high availability and strict environmental emission controls