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ÅF wins main engineering contract for a biomass fired power plant in Lappeenranta, Finland

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Eero Auranne, President Process Division
+46-(-)070-320 09 53
Viktor Svensson, Director, Corporate Information                     
+46-(0)70-657 20 26
This contract strengthens ÅF's position further as the leading engineering consultant for biomass fired power plants in Northern Europe. The consulting project will be carried out by ÅF's Finnish units.
The power plant will be located in UPM's Kaukas mill site. It will supply process steam and electricity to UPM's Kaukas mills, as well as district heat and electricity to Lappeenranta Energia Oy.
The plant's energy sources are bark and forest energy i.e. logging residues, stumps and small wood from thinnings as well as peat. Its heat power is equivalent of 385 MWTH.  The power plant is scheduled to be in operation in spring 2010.
ÅF's engineering assignment comprises of project services, detailed engineering and site activities.
The ÅF Group is a leader in technical consulting, with expertise founded on more than a century of experience. We offer highly qualified services and solutions for industrial processes, infrastructure projects and the development of products and IT systems. We are also one of the leading names in certified third-party testing and inspection work.
Today the ÅF Group has 3,500 employees. Our base is in Europe, but our business and our clients are found all over the world.