Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill commissions Metso to supply new biomass-fired power boiler for its location in Novodvinsk, Russia; boiler to use bark, sludge as fuel, reduce electricity costs, scheduled for startup in Q1 2014

HELSINKI , November 3, 2011 (press release) – Metso has signed a contract with Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill to deliver a biomass-fired BFB (bubbling fluidized bed) power boiler including main auxiliary equipment for boiler and site advisory services. This new boiler replaces one of the client’s existing power boilers and further increases mill’s energy independence and cut present electricity costs.

Bark and sludge will be used as fuel in the new boiler which has a capacity of 60MWth. By replacing old coal boilers with new biomass boiler the Arkhangelsk mill will obtain an additional amount of own steam and electricity and Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper mill expect a fast return of investment by reducing electricity costs to more than 216 million rubles a year.

“We are very excited about this project, in which we help our customer to use their mill residuals to produce energy in an efficient and environmentally friendly way,” says Kari Remes, General Manager Sales Capital Sales, Metso.

Start-up of the new biomass boiler is scheduled for the first quarter of 2014. The value of the order is not disclosed, and the order is included in the Energy and Environmental Technology’s Q4 orders received.

Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill celebrated their 70th anniversary 2010 and is one of the leading wood chemical enterprises of Russia and Europe. They specialize in manufacturing paperboard and market pulp, fiberboard, paper and paper stationery products. According to the results of 2010 they had net sales of 15 989 153 thousands rubles equivalent of approximately 320 million €.

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

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