ANDRITZ to supply biomass boiler island for Hämeenkyrön Voima, Finland

International technology Group ANDRITZ has been awarded an order by Hämeenkyrön Voima Oy to supply an 80MWth fluidized bed steam boiler using as main fuel wood-based biomass and milled peat as additional fuel for its power plant in Hämeenkyrö, Finland. The project investors are Pohjolan Voima, M-real and Leppäkosken Sähkö. Start-up of the boiler is scheduled for the autumn of 2012.

The scope of supply includes the boiler island from the fuel bin to the stack outlet, as well as erection work and commissioning. The boiler will be based on ANDRITZ’s well-proven Bubbling Fluidized Bed (BFB) technology combining high fuel efficiency with excellent environmental performance. After completion, consumption of natural gas will be significantly reduced and replaced by biomass fuels. The investment will be part of the combined heat and power plant modernization at M-real’s Kyro mill to generate electrical power and to produce process steam for the mill and district heat for the nearby communities.

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For further information, please contact:

Oliver Pokorny
Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Phone: +43 (316) 6902 1332

Harry Rickman
President and CEO of ANDRITZ Oy
Phone: +358 40 860 5269

The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other specialized industries (solid/liquid separation, feed and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 14,700 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 120 production sites, service and sales companies all around the world.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is one of the leading global suppliers of turnkey systems and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, tissue paper, board, fiber-board (MDF), nonwovens, as well as of biomass boilers and gasifiers for energy production and of systems for the production of plastic films. The technologies available are employed for the processing of logs and annual fibers, the production of chemical and mechanical pulps as well as recycled paper fibers, recovery and reuse of chemicals, generation of energy from biomass, preparation of paper machine furnish from virgin or recycled fibers, production of paper, tissue paper and board, calendering and coating of paper, and the handling of reject materials and sludges. Services include complete mill maintenance, equipment upgrades and rebuilds, engineered wear products, and spare parts.


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