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Arkhangelsk to Install New BFB Boiler at Mill in Russia

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Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper, Novodinsk, Russia, has ordered a biomass-fired BFB (bubbling fluidized bed) power boiler, including main auxiliary equipment for boiler and site advisory services, from Metso, Finland. The new boiler, replacing an existing power boiler, further increases the mill's energy independence and cuts current electricity costs. Startup of the new biomass boiler is scheduled for the first quarter of 2014. The value of the order was not disclosed.

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 a new biomass boiler, the Arkhangelsk mill will produce an additional amount of its own steam and electricity and the company expects a fast return of investment by reducing electricity costs to more than 216 million rubles a year.

"We are very excited about this project, in which we help our customer to use their mill residuals to produce energy in an efficient and environmentally friendly way," says Kari Remes, GM of Capital Sales, Metso.

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


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