Metso to supply biomass-fired heating plant for district heat

Metso to supply biomass-fired heating plant for district heat
production to Savon Voima in Finland 
HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 01/22/13 --  Metso Corporation's
press release on January 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. local time 
Metso's biomass-fired heating plant delivery will increase the
production of
green energy in line with Savon Voima's strategy 
Metso will supply a biomass-fired heating plant for district heat
production to Savon Voima Oyj in Leppaevirta in Finland. Following
the investment, the
municipality of Leppaevirta will have access to
more district heat generated
using renewable fuels, in accordance
with Savon Voima's bioenergy program. The
new heating plant will
significantly reduce the consumption of oil. The plant
will go on
stream in late 2013. The value of the order is approximately EUR
Metso's turnkey delivery will include process equipment and buildings
as well as installation and construction work. The delivery will also
include Metso's flue
gas scrubber. Once completed, the plant will
have a heat output of 8 MW and it
will produce hot water for the
district heating network of the municipality of
Leppaevirta. The
plant will be fired by wood-based biomass sourced locally, such as
forest residue and peat. 
"We chose Metso as the supplier of our new plant because we have a
long history
of successful cooperation with Metso during previous
plant deliveries, the latest of which was the delivery of a plant of
the same size to Suonenjoki.  Metso's solution also offered the best
overall economy," says Savon Voima's
Project Manager Hannu Lipsanen. 
"We want to be a reliable partner in advancing Savon Voima's
sustainable projects that use domestic fuel. The Leppaevirta project
is very important for us. We will supply a plant which will reduce
the use of fossil fuels and provide
an energy efficient solution for
district heat production," confirms Teemu Koskela, in charge of the
sales of bioheat plants at Metso. 
The order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power fourth quarter
2012 orders received. 
Savon Voima Oyj is a Finnish energy company that provides and markets
electricity and heating services. With sales totalling more than EUR
211 million
(2011), the company is one of Finland's largest providers
of energy services.
Savon Voima is also a significant employer within
the energy sector, and has a staff of approximately 170
professionals. Years of systematic investments in
energy production have raised the proportion of bioenergy in
generation to over 80 percent. 
Metso's pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes,
equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter
fabrics. Our offering and experience cover the entire process life
cycle including new production lines,
rebuilds and services.,, 
Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in
the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and
paper, power, and
oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over
50 countries deliver sustainability and profitability to customers
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For further information, please contact: 
Teemu Koskela
Sales Director, Bioheat business, Power business line
tel. +358 50 400 8721 
Risto Juutinen
Director, Bioheat business, Power business line
tel. +358 40 590 8062
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