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Press release

ÅF signs consultancy agreement with Riikinvoima for new waste-to-energy plant

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Jari Leskinen, Managing Director Finland  +358 40 348 5364
Viktor Svensson, Executive Vice President IR     +46 70 657 2026

ÅF has signed an Owner's Engineer contract with Riikinvoima Oy for a new CHP plant in the Varkaus area, about 300 km north-east of Helsinki, Finland.  The value of the contract for ÅF is about EUR 1 million.

The assignment includes supervision of the EPC delivery, project management as a representative of the client, control of EPC delivery documents, quality control, general site management supervision, as well as supervision of commissioning and testing activities. ÅF may also supply additional site supervision services.

Riikinvoima will build a new waste-to-energy CHP plant based on circulating fluidized bed technology (CFB) at the Riikinneva waste center. The plant will use about 145,000 tons of municipal waste as fuel annually. Output of the power plant will be ca. 90 GWh of electrical power and ca. 180 GWh of heat. The project starts immediately and commercial operation is scheduled to start in late 2016.

"This is an interesting and unique project in Finland, thanks to the massive waste pretreatment combined with the CFB boiler as an EPC delivery," says MD Jari Leskinen.

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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. The ÅF Group currently has 7,000 employees. Our base is in Europe, but our business and our clients are found all over the world.