The Kilpilahti plant in Porvoo will produce and supply steam, electricity and feedwater to a Neste oil refinery and a Borealis petrochemical plant and is scheduled to be operational in 2018.
Neste owns 40 per cent of the plant, as does Veolia, while the remaining 20 per cent is held by polyethylene and polypropylene manufacturer Borealis.
Finnish company Valmet won the contract from the plant’s EPC contractor, Tecnicas Reunidas of Spain.
Valmet’s Kai Mäenpää said because the plant will supply energy to an industrial process, “it is technically very demanding. Our solution combines a wide range of Valmet expertise, from boiler and flue gas cleaning technology to process automation, to enable good fuel flexibility, high availability and low emissions.”
He added that the boilers “will be able to utilize various solid and gaseous side streams from the refinery and petrochemical plant for energy production”.
One of the boilers is a Valmet CYMIC boiler based on circulating fluidized bed technology and the other two are oil and gas boilers.
Each has a fuel capacity of 150 MW and they will be equipped with flue gas cleaning systems including baghouse filters as well as wet scrubbers.