Valmet to supply flue-gas cleaning and condensation plant to Tampereen Energiantuotanto's Naistenlahti power plant in Finland

Valmet Corporation press release on February 4, 2015 at 11:00 EET

Valmet will supply flue-gas cleaning and condensation plant to Tampereen Energiantuotanto Oy's Naistenlahti power plant in Finland. The investment will increase the plant's energy efficiency and district heating production capacity, as well as decrease the plant's emissions.

The order is included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2014 orders received. The value of the order is around EUR 8 million. The plant will be ready for use in the fall of 2015.

The Naistenlahti 2 power plant provides district heat for the residents of Tampere, Pirkkala and Ylöjärvi and generates electricity for the national grid by mainly using wood and peat as fuel. The plant's heat output is 120 MW and electrical output 60 MW.

Naistenlahti power plants at Tampere, image Tampereen Sähkölaitos Oy

Waste heat utilized in district heating

Valmet's delivery includes a multi-stage scrubber system and related process equipment and facilities. Valmet's experience in flue gas cleaning technology extends all the way back to the 1970s and the company has supplied similar technology to Tampereen Energiantuotanto before, for instance for the Hervanta woodchip heating plant and Tammervoima's combined heat and power (CHP) plant.

The investment will decrease the power plant's flue gas sulfur and dust emissions as specified in the new EU directive on industrial emissions (IED) that will come into force on January 1, 2016. The plant's total energy efficiency and production capacity will increase significantly; heat that was earlier released into the atmosphere with flue gases can now be utilized as district heating.

"We are delighted that Valmet's tender as a whole was the most financially advantageous and we could make an agreement about the delivery. Valmet is our long-term partner and a local Finnish supplier. Our cooperation also supports the regional economy," says Antti-Jussi Halminen, Managing Director from Tampereen Energiantuotanto.

"Our customers' goal is to improve the efficiency of their power plants, and the flue gas heat recovery technology will help to achieve this goal. At the same time, we are supplying them with solutions for reducing emissions. We are pleased to be carrying out this project in Tampere and thus continuing our good co-operation with our local power plant customers. Valmet also supplies complete flue gas cleaning solutions to Hervanta and Tarastenjärvi plants in Tampere," says Risto Hämäläinen, Director, Environmental Systems from Valmet.

Valmet has solutions for both wet and dry flue gas cleaning, heat recovery, flue gas desulfurization and NOx reduction.

About Tampereen Energiantuotanto Oy

Tampereen Energiantuotanto Oy is a part of Tampereen Sähkölaitos group. The group was founded in 1888 and it produces, sells and distributes electricity, heat and cooling to customers mainly in the Pirkanmaa region. The group's net sales are about EUR 307 million and it employs approximately 400 persons, of which 150 works for Tampereen Energiantuotanto. The role of Tampereen Energiantuotanto in the group is the production of electricity, district heat and cooling, and it is independently responsible for the maintenance and development of its production plants and ensuring that they use current technologies.

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Additional information:
Risto Hämäläinen, Director, Environmental Systems, Valmet, tel. +358 40 505 2001

Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.

Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.

The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2013 were approximately EUR 2.6 billion. Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.

Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

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