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Porvoo Energy expands its Loviisa site with new Unicon boiler plant

Porvoo Energy aims to increase its production capacity for district heat at its site in Loviisa, Finland, with the construction of a new boiler plant.

Work at the €7 million expansion to the plant, which will see the use of renewable fuels on energy production increase from 70% to 90%, has already begun.

KPA Unicon will supply the site with a Biograte 10MWth biomass boiler plant, which will use local wood-based biomass, such as bark and wood chips as fuel.

The 7MWth plant will serve as a base load plant to produce hot water to city of Loviisa´s district heating network and as a peak load and reserve plant in the future.

The construction is a turnkey project, including Unicon Biograte combustion technology, all process equipment, buildings, installation, commissioning, and training for the operational personnel.

KPA Unicon will hand the plant over to Porvoo Energy in April 2016.

The parties have also signed a five-year service agreement, which facilitates to forecast the service and maintenance works at the plant.

“The service agreement serves as an example of the concept of life cycle services, which have become a key consideration when deciding on new equipment purchaces,’ says Jukka Rouhiainen, development director at Porvoo Energy.