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Metso to Supply New Power Boiler to Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper
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Helsinki, Finland, 03 November 2011 -- Metso has signed a contract with Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper to deliver a biomass-fired bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) power boiler to the Arkhangelsk mill, including main auxiliary equipment for boiler and site advisory services. This new boiler replaces one of the client’s existing power boilers; it will further increases the mill’s energy independence and cut present electricity costs.

Bark and sludge will be used as fuel in the new boiler, which has a capacity of 60 MWth. By replacing old coal boilers with new biomass boiler, the Arkhangelsk mill will obtain additional steam and electricity and can expect a fast return on investment by reducing electricity costs.

Start-up of the new biomass boiler is scheduled for the first quarter of 2014. The value of the order is not disclosed. The order is included in Energy and Environmental Technology’s fourth quarter orders received.

Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill celebrated its 70th anniversary 2010 and is one of the leading wood chemical enterprises of Russia and Europe. The company specialize in manufacturing paperboard and market pulp, fiberboard, paper and paper stationery products. According to results for 2010, Archangelsk had net sales of approximately EUR 320 million.

Metso (www.metso.com) is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. The company has about 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries.

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