KPA Unicon to deliver biomass boiler plant to Russian timber firm

KPA Unicon and Sokol Timber Company have signed a turnkey delivery agreement for the design and construction of a biomass boiler plant in the city of Sokol, Russia.

The capacity of the Unicon Biograte steam boiler is 20 terawatt-hours. It will generate steam for the sawmill’s process using bark biomass as fuel, which is produced as a waste stream – approximately 60,000 cubic metres annually.

“It is good to see that the Russian market is showing signs of cheering up,” said Sergei Krylov, Russian business development manager at KPA Unicon. “Our activity with the customers during the quiet period is now bearing fruit and we see that Finnish energy technology is still valued in Russia.

“The environmentally-friendly Biograte boiler has a high efficiency of approximately 90% and is, therefore, an excellent choice for burning bark and biomass with varying humidity and calorific values. Unicon Biograte boiler will be manufactured in Kiuruvesi workshop in Finland.”

The project is funded by Segezha Group, which Sokol Timber Company JSC is also a part of. Delivery of the plant will take place in autumn 2021.

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