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Ahlstrom-Munksjö to Invest EUR 15 Million to Install New Co-generation Plant at Turin Site

gas turbine The cogeneration plant, consisting of a new gas turbine and a new heat recovery steam generator, will be installed in a new building adjacent to Ahlstrom-Munksjö's manufacturing facilities in Turin, Italy.

Dec. 18, 2018 - Ahlstrom-Munksjö will invest approximately EUR 15 million to install a new co-generation plant at its Turin site in Italy. The investment allows the combined and efficient generation of power and steam needed for the site processes. The project will begin in the first half of 2019, and is expected to be completed by the first half of 2020.

The cogeneration plant, consisting of a new gas turbine and a new heat recovery steam generator, will be installed in a new building adjacent to the manufacturing facilities and connected to the existing steam turbine.

“The new installations will allow a significant increase in self-production of energy, enabling the manufacturing site to produce internally almost its entire power need, while the heat recovery steam generator will cover its full steam demand," said Giorgio Mirone, Vice President Engineering & Technology, Industrial Solutions.

The Turin plant manufactures filtration and release liner products for Ahlstrom-Munksjö's Filtration and Performance and Industrial Solutions business areas, and is certified according to ISO14001, ISO50001, FSC® and PEFC™ standards for Environmental Management, Energy Management, and Chain of Custody.

“The project will not have any effects on the production of the plant, as it's going to be installed in parallel to the existing power plant and will be connected to the process when it will be ready to operate at full capacity,” Mirone added.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a global leader in fiber-based materials, supplying innovative and sustainable solutions to customers worldwide. The company's offerings include decor paper, filter media, release liners, abrasive backings, nonwovens, electrotechnical paper, glass fiber materials, food packaging and labeling, tape, medical fiber materials and solutions for diagnostics. To learn more, please visit: www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com.

SOURCE: Ahlstrom-Munksjö