Biofuelled plant to Finnish energy company

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release, 1 October 2004 at 10:00 UTC+2

Wärtsilä Corporation has been contracted an 8 MW BioEnergy boiler plant to the Isojoen Lämpö Oy in Isojoki, Finland. The plant will incorporate Wärtsilä’s patented BioGrate combustion technology, which is especially suitable for burning extremely wet biomass fuel. The scope of supply also includes the process equipment, buildings, installation, commissioning and training. The plant will start producing heat in April 2005.

The company Isojoen Lämpö is jointly owned by Isojoen Saha (sawmill company) and the Isojoki municipality. The sawmill will use most of the heat provided by the new boiler in its drying line. The local district heating network has a maximum heating demand of 1 MW during the winter. The boiler will burn the side products from the sawmill: bark, sawdust and wood chips.

The company has an old biofuelled boiler which provides the heat for both the drying process and district heating. The amount of heat supplied by Isojoen Lämpö has been around 30,000 MWh / year.

Notes to the editor

Wärtsilä Corporation:

Wärtsilä is The Ship Power Supplier for builders, owners and operators of vessels and offshore installations. We are the only company with a global service network to take complete care of customers’ ship machinery at every lifecycle stage. Wärtsilä is a leading provider of power plants, operation and lifetime care services in decentralized power generation. The company provides power plants for baseload, peaking, and combined heat and power applications. Wärtsilä also supplies complete solutions for mechanical drives applications onshore and offshore. The product range comprises gas- and oil-fired power plants with outputs from 1 MW to 300 MW and biopower plants with outputs from 1 to 5 MWe and bioheating plants for 3-17 MWth.

Wärtsilä is headquartered in Helsinki with representatives in more than 60 countries. Production facilities are located in Finland, Norway and Italy with assembly plants in Spain and India.

Wärtsilä supplied more than 1,100 MW of power generation equipment around the world in 2003.


Yvonne Rönn
Public Relations Manager, Power Plants
Wärtsilä Corporation
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