Wärtsilä wood-fired heating plant for Ruukki Group in Russia

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release, 6 November 2007 at 10:00 UTC+2

Wärtsilä won a contract in October 2007 to deliver a Wärtsilä wood-fired BioEnergy heating plant to Ruukki Group. The plant will be installed at Manturovo in the Kostroma region of Russia, about 600 km north-east of Moscow. The BioEnergy heating plant has a thermal output of 8 MWth. The contract includes heating plant equipment and associated installation work.

The BioEnergy plant will burn wood residue in the form of bark from the new Ruukki Kostroma sawmill. The BioEnergy plant will provide heating in the form of hot water for the sawmill’s needs. Apart from the economical benefits of burning residue material, the plant will have the ecological benefit of using a renewable resource thereby being neutral with respect to carbon emissions.

The annual capacity of the Ruukki Group’s sawmill is set at 500,000 cubic meters of sawn wood per year. In the first stage of operation, the planned production annual production volume is about 300,000 m3 of sawn good. 

Wärtsilä has good experience of delivering heating plants to Russia and this proved to be a key issue when Ruukki Group chose Wärtsilä to deliver this heating plant. The plant will be handed over by November 2008.

Wärtsilä’s biomass-fuelled plants are clean and efficient. They are practical solutions for meeting the need for renewable energy supplies with minimum environmental impact. They incorporate patented Wärtsilä BioGrate combustion technology to burn biomass fuels with high combustion efficiency and low NOx and CO emissions. The moisture content of the fuel can be as high as 65%. The NOx emissions of such wood-fuelled plants are negligible. The fly ash is removed from the flue gases in an electrostatic filter or multicyclone in accordance with local regulations.

Wärtsilä BioEnergy plants are highly modular, being based on well-proven standardised components with a conservative design approach. The plants can thus be delivered and installed quickly. Their proven technology results in a reliable, durable plant. They are also highly automated, enabling unmanned operation.


Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä enhances the business of its customers by providing them with complete lifecycle power solutions. When creating better and environmentally compatible technologies, Wärtsilä focuses on the marine and energy markets with products and solutions as well as services. Through innovative products and services, Wärtsilä sets out to be the most valued business partner of all its customers. This is achieved by the dedication of more than 15,000 professionals manning 150 Wärtsilä locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on The Nordic Exchange in Helsinki, Finland.


For further information, please contact:
Maria Nystrand
Public Relations Manager, Power Plants
Wärtsilä Corporation
Direct tel: +358 10 709 1456
Direct fax: +358 10 709 1425
e-mail: maria.nystrand@wartsila.com
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