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Press release

Press release

ÅF signs consultancy agreement with Holmen for a new biofuelled power plant in Workington, UK.

For further information:


Eero Auranne, President Energy Division +358 40 348 51 20
Viktor Svensson, Director, Corporate Information +46 70 657 20 26


ÅF has signed a major consultancy contract with Iggesund Paperboard (Workington) Ltd.


Iggesund Paperboard is part of the Swedish forest industry group Holmen.


Iggesund Paperboard will build a new biomass-fuelled CHP (Combined Heat and Power) plant at its Workington paperboard mill in Cumbria, UK. The power output of the CHP plant will be approximately 50 MWe and 80 t/h steam, which will be delivered to the adjacent paperboard mill. After completion of the project, all power and steam generated for the mill will be based on renewable biofuels. The fuels will be fresh wood in chips or logs, bark and sawdust.


The ÅF assignment includes project management, engineering, procurement, as well as site construction and commissioning management services. The project starts immediately, and commercial operation is scheduled to start in March 2013.



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