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ÅF to consult Fortum in Norway

ÅF will provide the pre-engineering services to Fortum’s new plastic recycling plant to be constructed near Oslo in Norway.

The pre-engineering for the new plant will be carried out during the first half of 2019 by ÅF’s Waste-to-Energy team in Finland together with support from ÅF’s and Pöyry’s Norwegian staff. 

"Some years ago we helped Fortum with the pre-engineering of their existing plant in Finland, but this international assignment now includes all pre-engineering activities related to the greenfield plant, so it is definitely a step forward for us in our activities in circular economy projects.", says Sean Walsh, Senior Advisor in material handling.

Fortum Waste Solutions Ltd’s new plastic recycling plant will consist of sorting, washing, and extrusion processes, with necessary auxiliary systems like waste water treatment. The capacity of the sorting plant will allow processing of up to 45.000 t/a of Separately Collected Plastic Waste (SCPW) mostly from households. The plant will also produce approximately 17.000 t/a of recycled plastic granulate, which will be used in the production of new plastic products.

Fortum already owns and operates a similar plant in Riihimäki, Finland, and the new plant is part of a strategy to increase their business activities in plastics recycling.

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