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ANDRITZ to supply new flue gas cleaning equipment and to modernize boiler for Jyväskylä Energy Group, Finland


International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Jyväskylä Energy Group to deliver new flue gas cleaning equipment and upgrade the bubbling fluidized bed boiler at the Rauhalahti site, Finland.

With this investment, the site will fulfil the strict environmental protection standards set by the European Union’s Industrial Emissions Directive becoming effective in 2016. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2015.

The innovative ANDRITZ flue gas cleaning technology is based on the combination of electrostatic precipitator and flue gas scrubber. The focus of this investment is specifically on increasing energy efficiency and utilization of the heat flows from the flue gas scrubber; for example, the plant buildings will be heated by waste heat from the condensate.

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The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. The publicly listed, international technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 23,800 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world. The ANDRITZ GROUP ranks among the global market leaders in all four of its business areas. One of the Group’s overall strategic goals is to strengthen and extend this position. At the same time, the company aims to secure the continuation of profitable growth in the long term.

The business area is a leading global supplier of equipment, systems, and services for the production and processing of all types of pulps, paper, tissue, and cardboard. The technologies cover the processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper; the production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers; the recovery and reuse of chemicals; the preparation of paper machine furnish; the production of paper, tissue, and board; the calendering and coating of paper; as well as treatment of reject materials and sludge. The service range includes modernization, rebuilds, spare and wear parts, service and maintenance, as well as machine transfer and second-hand equipment. Biomass, steam, and recovery boilers, gasification plants for energy production, flue gas cleaning plants, production equipment for biofuel (second generation) and biomass pelleting, biomass torrefaction, plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, plastic films, and panelboards (MDF), and recycling plants are also allocated to the business area.

Jyväskylä Energy Group is the local electricity, water, and district heat provider owned by the city of Jyväskylä. With its subsidiary companies, the Group produces, sells, and distributes electricity, district heating, and water. Jyväskylä Energy Group promotes sustainable and environmentally-friendly energy production. The Group has 243 employees and showed sales of around 200 million euros in 2013.

Jyväskylä Energy Group’s Rauhalahti production plant

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