Wärtsilä environmentally-friendly heating plant in Eastern Russia

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

Wärtsilä Corporation won a contract in March 2007 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 dryer chambers and other heating services. 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 east. This contract is significant to us, because the project will be executed in the very important wood processing area in Siberia and the customer Sibexportles Group Ltd is a major player in the Russian sawmill business, investing in new and effective sawmills with state-of-the-art equipment” ,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 low NOx and CO emissions. They are thus practical solutions for the need for renewable energy supplies with minimum environmental impact.

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 14,000 professionals manning 130 Wärtsilä locations in close to 70 countries around the world.



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
Internet: www.wartsila.com