Wärtsilä delivers an environmentally sound heating plant to Eastern Russia

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release 7 May 2007 at 13:00 UTC+2

Wärtsilä Corporation won a contract in March to deliver a 20 MW Wärtsilä BioEnergy boiler plant to the sawmill company LDK Igirma Ltd in the Irkutsk region of Russia.

Wärtsilä will deliver two BioEnergy boiler units, each able to produce 10 MW of heat for the sawmill’s drying kilns and other heat consumers. The boilers will burn wood residues from the sawmill. The boiler plant equipment will be shipped in September and will be fully operational and handed over in December 2007.

“Wärtsilä has already delivered a number of BioEnergy plants to Russia, but this plant in Irkutsk region is the furthest towards east. This contract is significant to us, because the project will be executed in the very important wood processing area in Siberia and the owner of LDK Igirma Ltd, Sibexportles Group Ltd, is a major player in the Russian sawmill business. The company is investing in new and effective sawmills with state-of-the-art equipment also for heat production,” says Tauno Kuitunen, Regional Director, Europe, Wärtsilä Biopower Oy.

Wärtsilä BioEnergy and BioPower plants are clean and efficient. They feature patented Wärtsilä BioGrate combustion technology to burn biomass fuels with high combustion efficiency and CO2 neutral emissions. They are thus practical solutions for the need for renewable energy supply with minimum environmental impact.

For additional information, please contact Ms Eeva Kainulainen, VP Corporate Communications, tel. +358 40 568 0591.

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