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Valmet to deliver a flue gas condensation system to Kokkola Energy

In Finland, forest industry and energy technology provider Valmet Oyj has announced that it will deliver flue gas condensing and heat recovery equipment to Kokkola Energy Oy's combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Kokkola Industrial Park.

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Valmet will deliver flue gas condensing and heat recovery equipment to Kokkola Energy Oy’s combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Kokkola Industrial Park, Finland.

According to a statement, the delivery is part of Kokkola Energy’s emission reduction programme, for example, sulphur and dust emissions and will decrease the use of fossil fuels in the district heat production. The flue gas condensation system will improve the energy efficiency of the power plant and increase the district heat production capacity without adding carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

The equipment is scheduled to be taken into use at the end of 2020, and the value of the order, though undisclosed is typically around EUR 5 million.

This investment is an important step for us. It ensures our ability to work financially in the long run and also environmentally friendly. The equipment extends the lifetime of current units and helps to decrease the use of fuel in the power plants, said Mikko Rintamäki, CEO of Kokkola Energy.

The flue gas condensing and heat recovery equipment will be installed to the existing circulating fluidised bed (CFB) boiler with a fuel capacity of 109 MW. The flue gas condensation and heat recovery system will produce district heat to the district heat network with a 15 MW effect. The heat produced with this system decreases Kokkola Energy’s annual fuel demand.

The flue gas heat recovery system can significantly improve the power plant’s energy efficiency and decrease emissions. With the flue gas condensing system in Valmet’s delivery, it is possible to produce 15 megawatt of district heat, which is equal to the heat demand of over 4 000 households, said Risto Hämälainen, Director for Environmental Systems business from Valmet.

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