Doosan Škoda Power to delivery turbine generator to Metsä Fibre's Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland
December 23, 2020
Metsä Fibre and Doosan Škoda Power have signed a preliminary agreement on a turbine generator with an electric power of 270 MW for the planned bioproduct mill in Kemi, Finland. The turbine is equipped with two steam bleed connections of different pressure levels and a condensing turbine section. The turbine generator, to be installed in connection with the recovery boiler, is a central part of the high energy efficiency of the new mill. It would generate electricity fully from renewable fuels. The bioproduct mill would operate without using any fossil fuels. Its self-sufficiency in electrical energy would be 250%, and the surplus bioelectricity would be supplied to the national grid.
The bioproduct mill would increase the share of renewable energy in Finland by more than two percentage points. This would further strengthen Metsä Group's position as a major electricity producer relying on renewable Finnish fuels.
The Kemi bioproduct mill project is progressing according to plan. In addition to the turbine generator, several other important preliminary agreements have been signed in the bioproduct mill project for process departments and equipment. If implemented, the mill will be built using the best available techniques (BAT).
Based on the preliminary agreements, the project's degree of Finnish origin is estimated to be high, approximately 70%. Preconditions for making the decision on the Euro 1.5 billion investment are expected to be in place early 2021 at the earliest, after the environmental permit process has been completed, among other things.