Valmet to deliver a flue gas condensation system to Kokkola Energy's power plant in Finland

Valmet Oyj's trade press release May 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. EET

Valmet will deliver flue gas condensing and heat recovery equipment to Kokkola Energy Oy's combined heat and power plant in Kokkola Industrial Park.

The delivery is part of Kokkola Energy's emission reduction program, for example sulfur and dust emissions and will decrease the use of fossil fuels in the district heat production. The flue gas condensation system will improve the energy efficiency of the power plant and increase the district heat production capacity without CO2 emissions.

The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the second quarter 2019. Typically, the value of these kinds of projects is around EUR 5 million. The equipment is scheduled to be taken into use at the end of 2020.

"This investment is an important step for us. It ensures our ability to work financially in the long run and also environmentally friendly. The equipment extends the lifetime of current units and helps to decrease the use of fuel in the power plants," says Mikko Rintamäki, CEO of Kokkola Energy.

"The flue gas heat recovery system can significantly improve the power plant's energy efficiency and decrease the emissions. With the flue gas condensing system in Valmet's delivery, it is possible to produce 15 megawatt of district heat, which is equal to the heat demand of over 4,000 households," says Risto Hämälainen, Director for Environmental Systems business from Valmet. 

The flue gas condensing and heat recovery equipment will be installed to the existing CFB boiler with a fuel capacity of 109 MW. The flue gas condensation and heat recovery system will produce district heat to the district heat network with a 15 MW effect. The heat produced with this system decreases Kokkola Energy's annual fuel need by an amount that equals approximately 400 truckloads. 

Information about the customer Kokkola Energy

Kokkola Energy is a developing, full-service energy company serving its customers and owners. Its activities include a traditional production, sales and distribution of electricity, heat and steam. Part of the activity are also development projects in the renewable energy sector.

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For further information, please contact:
Risto Hämäläinen, Director, Environmental Systems, Pulp and Energy business line, Valmet tel. +358 40 505 2001

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