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Pöyry awarded EPCM contract for SunPine biorefinery expansion

Finland-headed forest and energy industry consultancy major Pöyry PLC has announced that it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services contract by SunPine AB for its biorefinery expansion in Piteå, Sweden.

SunPine has selected Pöyry as EPCM contractor for its biorefinery capacity expansion in
Piteå, Sweden. Toasting the deal Jonny Stridh (left), CEO, Pöyry Sweden with Ulrika Hagman
Investment Manager, SunPine, and Magnus Edin, CEO, Sunpine (photo courtesy SunPine).

According to Pöyry, the assignment includes all engineering disciplines, project management services, procurement, and construction management services. Pöyry has been involved in the study phase of the project and has now the role to further develop the project in accordance with the conditions, standards, and procedures of the existing plant to form a single unit. The work will be carried out during 2018 – 2020 and the value of the order has not been disclosed.

Pöyry is proud to contribute in this green economy investment. Our long co-operation with SunPine and deep knowledge of bio-based solutions will lead this project to success. Our strong safety performance ensures that implementation of second line can be done when the first line is in production. This assignment further strengthens Pöyry’s position as a global provider of bio-based solutions, said Jonny Stridh, Managing Director, Industry Business Group, Pöyry Sweden.

SunPine has a world-leading sustainable biorefinery, with a portfolio of green products including crude tall diesel, turpentine, and resins that meet strong demand in the market. The market for SunPine’s refinery-ready crude tall diesel fuel, derived from processing crude tall oil (CTO), a by-product of the pulp industry, is growing when consumers are shifting to renewable fuels.

We are meeting an interesting future. Now, together with Pöyry, we can realize SunPine’s planned biorefinery. Pöyry will complement us as our partner in this work and we are looking forward to an interesting and rewarding project, commented Ulrika Hagman, Project Manager for Investment at SunPine.

In April 2018, SunPine announced it was going to invest SEK 250 million (≈ EUR 24.2 million) in a completely new facility adjacent to the company’s existing 100 million litre per annum plant at Haraholmen in Piteå. Capacity will be increased by 50 percent with the second crude tall diesel production line.

With increased capacity, we can further consolidate SunPine’s position as a world-leading, sustainable biorefinery with green products, said Magnus Edin, CEO, SunPine.

The crude tall diesel from SunPine is used in Preem’s Evolution Diesel product. SunPine is owned by Kiram, Preem, Sveaskog, Södra, and Lawter.

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