Metso to deliver automation technology for Hamburger Hungaria Power's new power plant in Hungary

Cutting-edge automation to support efficient and environmentally friendly power production.

HELSINKI, Finland, Dec. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hamburger Hungaria Power Ltd, a subsidiary of the leading European containerboard manufacturer Prinzhorn Group, has ordered automation technology from Metso for its new power plant in Dunaujvaros, Hungary. Cutting-edge automation will support the power plant in producing energy in an efficient and safe way with low costs and a low impact on the environment. Moreover, a high level of automation will then increase operational flexibility, reliability and availability.

"The fact that Metso is one of the best automation suppliers gives us security in project management. Close cooperation between our companies will provide a very high standard also in the future," says Attila Bencs, Managing Director, Hamburger Hungaria Power Ltd.

Hamburger Hungaria Power is currently investing approximately EUR 150 million in a new co-generation power plant adjacent to Prinzhorn Group's Hamburger Hungaria Paper Mill. The plant will run on solid fuels, such as residual waste from paper production as well as biomass and coal. It will generate both heat and electricity, ensuring the mill's energy self-sufficiency and recovering waste paper that has earlier been deposited in landfills. The power plant will have a fuel capacity of 172 MW, a thermal capacity of 158 MW and an electricity capacity of 42 MW once in operation in the second half of 2015.

The order is a continuation of the good cooperation between the two companies as Hamburger Hungaria already runs its gas boilers with Metso's automation technology.

Metso's delivery consists of a Metso DNA boiler and turbine automation system, factory acceptance testing, commissioning and training. Delivery is scheduled for February 2015, and system startup will take place between March and September 2015. The order is included in the 2014 third quarter orders received by Metso. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

About Prinzhorn Group

Prinzhorn Group employs 4,704 people in 13 countries and ranks among the European market leaders in the recycling, paper and packaging industry. With an annual production of 1.7 million tons of corrugated board produced from recycled paper and an annual turnover of approximately EUR 1.1 billion, the company is number three in Europe in this segment. The family-owned Prinzhorn Group has its headquarters in Wiener Neudorf, Austria.

Metso's process automation solutions are designed to maximize the profitability of our customers' businesses by improving production performance and cost, energy and material efficiency. Our worldwide network of experts supports our extensive range of process automation solutions and services. We serve our customers in the pulp and paper and other process industries, power generation, marine, and oil & gas.

Metso is a leading process performance provider, with customers in the mining, oil and gas, and aggregates industries. Metso's cutting-edge services and solutions improve availability and reliability in minerals processing and flow control, providing sustainable process and profit improvements. Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland. In 2013, Metso's net sales totaled EUR 3.8 billion. Metso employs approximately 16,000 industry experts in 50 countries. Expect results. ,  

For further information, please contact:

Rene Neubert, Sales Director, Process Automation Systems, Metso, tel. +43 664 358 9473, email: rene.neubert(at)

Jussi Ollila, Vice President, Global Communications, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3212, email: jussi.ollila(at)

Hamburger Hungaria Power is building a new co-generation power plant adjacent to Prinzhorn Group's Hamburger Hungaria Paper Mill in Dunaujvaros, Hungary. The plant will be run with Metso's automation.