Areva Wins Contract to Build Brazil’s Biggest Biomass Plant

Oct. 14 (Bloomberg) — Areva SA, a French nuclear-power
plant builder, won a contract to construct a 150-megawatt
biomass plant for Brazilian utility BOLT Energias.

The Campo Grande biomass power plant in the northeastern
state of Bahia will be the largest biomass facility in Brazil,
the Paris-based company said in a statement. The facility will
be fueled with woody biomass and is scheduled to start
operations in 2017.

Areva has built 95 biomass plants worldwide, with a total
installed capacity of more than 2,500 megawatts. Areva didn’t
immediately respond to e-mail and phone requests for comment.

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Robin Saponar, Steven Frank

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