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Valmet to convert 2 Hungarian coal-fired boilers to biomass

January 17, 2023
By Valmet

Valmet will deliver boiler conversions and emission reduction solutions for 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 fluidized 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 EUR 25 million. The converted boilers will be handed over to the customer 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,” says 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,” says Niina Ollikka, Director, Boiler Rebuilds and Conversions, Pulp and Energy business line, Valmet.

Valmet’s rebuild delivery scope includes the main equipment for bubbling fluidized bed combustion including emission reduction equipment. The delivery includes engineering, erection and commissioning for the complete scope.

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