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

Published May 22, 2007
For more information:
Eero Auranne, President Process Division
+46-(-)070-320 09 53
Viktor Svensson, Director, Corporate Information
+46-(0)70-657 20 26

ÅF has been awarded a large main engineering project for a new
combined heat and power plant of Kaukaan Voima in Lappeenranta,
Finland.

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.

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