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Valmet to Supply Biomass-Fired Boiler Plant to Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill

Valmet biomass-fired boiler. The HYBEX boiler developed by Valmet features wide fuel flexibility, high combustion efficiency, high reliability, excellent controllability and low emissions.

July 4, 2016 - Valmet will deliver a biomass-fired boiler plant and related automation and environmental systems to Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill (Segezha PPM) in the Republic of Karelia, Russia. The boiler will produce steam for the mill's production processes and enables the mill to use wood residues and sludge as fuel and thus reduce the use of heavy fuel oil and lower its emissions and environmental impact.

The value of the order was not disclosed.

Valmet's delivery is scheduled for 2017.

Valmet's delivery includes a 90 MW HYBEX boiler utilizing BFB combustion technology, Valmet electrostatic precipitator based flue gas cleaning equipment, electrification and a Valmet DNA automation system to control and operate the plant.

The HYBEX boiler developed by Valmet features wide fuel flexibility, high combustion efficiency, high reliability, excellent controllability and low emissions. Its main advantage is the possibility to use fuels with high moisture content and a low thermal value.

Nikolay Doroshenko, Director of Energy Sales and Services Operations, Russia and CIS, Valmet, commented, “Over decades Valmet has delivered numerous biomass-fired boilers as well as chemical recovery boilers to Russia. We have an established supplier network in Russia and significant part of the delivery for Segezha will be manufactured in Russia. We look forward to delivering our competitive technology to Russia's market also in the future.”

Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill is part of Segezha Group, a vertically integrated international forest industry holding company that comprises Russian and European enterprises in the forest, wood processing and pulp and paper industries as well as paper packaging manufacturing enterprises. Segezha Group has assets in 13 countries and employs around 13,000 people.

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. To learn more, please visit: www.valmet.com

SOURCE: Valmet