Aker Kvaerner awarded Finnish CHP contract

8 December 2006 — Kvaerner Power is to deliver the power boiler to a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant at Kemira’s factory in Pori on the west coast of Finland.

The power plant will be built by the new company Porin Prosessivoima Oy, which is part of the Finnish energy company Pohjolan Voima Oy. The new power plant will produce process steam for the adjacent factory, district heating for the nearby town of Pori and electricity.

Kvaerner Power, part of the Aker Kvaerner group, will supply the power boiler, which uses circulating fluidized bed (CFB) combustion technology, and will burn wood fuel, peat, recycled fuel and coal. The boiler will have a steam capacity of 177 MW and steam data of 522 C and 84 bar. The contract is a EPC delivery (engineering, procurement and construction) consisting of the boiler with auxiliary equipment, the boiler building, and the flue gas cleaning system.

The boiler plant is designed to fulfill the requirements of the EU waste incineration directive for co-firing. The new boiler plant will be ready at the end of 2008.