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KPA Unicon to supply biomass boiler plant to Stora Enso Honkalahti sawmill

Finland-based boiler plant manufacturers KPA Unicorn has announced it has signed a contract with Stora Enso Wood Products Ltd for a 17.7 MWth biomass-fired hot water boiler plant delivery to Stora Enso Honkalahti sawmill in Finland. Scheduled to be in operation by August 2017, the new boiler plant will use KPA Unicorn’s Biograte combustion technology to utilize bark and other wood residues from the Honkalahti sawmill as fuel to produce hot water for the dry kilns. The value of the turnkey delivery, which includes all process equipment, PlantSys system for local and remote control of the plant, installations, commissioning and training of the operational personnel but excludes civil and foundation works, has not been disclosed.

The parties have also signed a three-year service agreement. The service agreement facilitates forecasting of service and maintenance work at the plant. This also guarantees the best availability of the plant.

– At the moment we have also a 15 MWth boiler plant project ongoing with Stora Enso. The boiler plant delivery to Ala sawmill in Sweden is in the project phase.  In the past we have delivered several boiler plants to Stora Enso sawmills in Russia and the Baltic states. This new plant to Honkalahti is a good continuum to our long-term cooperation, said Teemu Koskela, Sales Director of KPA Unicon in a statement.


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