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Inauguration at Valmet in Sweden

Espoo, Finland 27 March 2017 -- The inauguration of Skövde Värmeverk`s new Valmet delivered biomass based power plant was held on Wednesday March 22nd, 2017. The inauguration speech was kept by Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy Ibrahim Baylan. Other speakers in the inauguration were Sammy Tanhua, CEO of Skövde Värmeverk, chairman of the board, Philip Segell and municipal counsellor Leif Walterum. The official inauguration was followed by a tour at the power plant.

"It's a great day for us as a company and for the municipal of Skövde. With this additional biomass plant we will be able to deliver sustainable and climate neutral heating and power to Skövde and also be prepared for future growth of the city. This new plant will help to reduce 40 000 tonnes of CO2 emissions on annual basis. The project has run smoothly and we are very pleased in the project organization with Valmet as the lead contractor," says Sammy Tanhua, CEO of Skövde Värmeverk AB.

"It has been a great pleasure to follow the project from the first contacts to this inauguration. And it is satisfying to see the proud customer showing the inauguration guests this very nice plant," says Mikael Barkar, Senior Sales Manager, Energy Sales and Services Operations, Valmet.

Technical information about the power plant

The new power plant produces district heat to the local district heat network and electricity to the national grid. The boiler is fueled with wood chips and bark. The power plant has a thermal capacity of 38 MWth and additional 8.5 MWth is recovered from water vapor using Valmet's flue gas condensing technology.

Valmet's complete process delivery from fuel reception to stack included a biomass-fired HYBEX boiler, a flue gas condensing scrubber, a combustion air moisturizing tower, CO2 and NH3 scrubbers, condensate treatment, electrification, instrumentation and automation.

Information about Skövde Värmeverk

Skövde Värmeverk is a limited liability company owned by Skövde municipality and was established in 2003. The company's task is to produce environmentally friendly electricity and district heating in Skövde municipality.

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.


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