Valmet to deliver biomass boilers to Veolia Group subsidiary in Hungary

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Valmet has announced it will deliver boiler conversions and emission reduction solutions for government-owned Veolia Group’s Hungarian subsidiary CHP-Invest Kft at its power plant in Oroszlány, Hungary. The order includes the conversion of two coal-fired boilers to bubbling fluidised bed combustion to enable the boilers to run mainly on biomass fuel.
The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2022. The value of the order is approximately €25 million. The converted boilers will be handed over in the first and second quarter of 2024.
“Our company intends to include environmentally conscious solutions in all its investments, targeting a long-term solution for the sustainability of the industry. We are gradually converting our existing coal-fired power plants to run on more environmentally friendly and sustainable fuels. After the recommissioning, the Oroszlány power plant will produce more than 600 GWh of renewable electricity, making up about 1.5 percent of today’s electricity consumption in Hungary,” said György Palkó, CEO of Veolia Energia Magyarország Zrt.
“We are happy to deliver Valmet’s solutions for sustainable energy production and also to continue our journey in Hungary with a new boiler rebuild project,” said Niina Ollikka, director, Boiler Rebuilds and Conversions, Pulp and Energy business line, Valmet.
Valmet’s rebuild delivery scope includes the main equipment for bubbling fluidised bed combustion including emission reduction equipment. The delivery includes engineering, erection and commissioning for the complete scope.

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