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New major consulting agreement in Lithuania

ÅF in Finland has entered into a new consulting agreement in Lithuania. The contract value is 6 million EUR and the duration 3 years

ÅF has signed a contract with the joint venture Kauno Kogeneracinė Jėgainė ,KKJ, owned by Fortum and Lietuvos Energija. KKJ will build a waste-to-energy combined heat and power plant in Kaunas, Lithuania. The next stage in the project is finalisation of engineering, and according to plans, the power plant construction will start in autumn 2017. The plant is expected to be commissioned by mid 2020. The investment amounts to approximately EUR 160 million. The electricity capacity of the Kaunas waste-to-energy plant is 24 MW and thermal capacity about 70 MW. The plant will use some 200,000 tonnes of municipal waste as fuel annually and generate about 40 % of the heating required by the city of Kaunas.

ÅF will perform engineering, procurement and construction management for the waste-to-energy plant.
"We are very pleased to continue our long-term relationship with both Fortum and Lietuvos Energija, and to help our clients comply with EU and Lithuanian strategic goals for sustainable development of the energy sector. This assignment further strengthens ÅFs position as a leading sustainable energy production consulting company in the Baltics", says Jari Leskinen, Managing Director of ÅF in Finland.