Metso is to deliver a biomass-fired BFB (bubbling fluidized bed) power boiler to the Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill in Russia.

The new boiler, which has a capacity of 60 MWth, will use bark and sludge as fuel and is scheduled to be up-and-running by the first quarter of 2014. It replaces the plant’s existing power boilers and will further increase the mill’s energy independence while reducing electricity costs.

By replacing its old coal boilers with the new biomass boiler, the Arkhangelsk mill will obtain extra steam and electricity, resulting in savings estimated at more than 216 million rubles a year ($7 million). 

Arkhangelsk is one of Russia’s leading wood chemical enterprises, specializing in manufacturing paperboard and market pulp, fiberboard, paper and paper stationery products.

”We are very excited about this project, in which we help our customer to use their mill residuals to produce energy in an efficient and environmentally friendly way,” says Kari Remes, General Manager Sales Capital Sales, Metso.

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