Vantaa, Finland, 22-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. has awarded Pöyry with the assignment for EPCM (Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management) services for an anaerobic bioenergy project at its Whitecourt pulp mill in Alberta, Canada. The project involves integration of anaerobic hybrid digesters into the pulp mill’s existing aerobic effluent treatment system. Recovered organic material will be converted to biogas, used to fuel two reciprocating engines that will produce up to 6 megawatts of renewable green power for use by the mill itself. Recovered heat of engine exhaust gas will be used in pulp drying to reduce the use of natural gas.
Pöyry’s scope of work comprises typical EPCM services such as project management and scheduling, overall engineering management and detail design services, procurement and contract administration, cost control, construction management and co-ordination of the commissioning activities. The planned startup of the plant is August 2015.
“This project is a good example of utilising innovative technology in a smart way to convert organic waste material to renewable energy. It is also an important EPCM reference for Pöyry in North America” says Ari Asikainen, President of Pöyry’s Regional Operations North America.
The value of the order is not disclosed. The order will be recognised within the Regional Operations Business Line order stock in Q3/2014.
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Pöyry is an international consulting and engineering company. We serve clients globally across the energy and industrial sectors and locally in our core markets. We deliver strategic advisory and engineering services, underpinned by strong project implementation capability and expertise. Our focus sectors are power generation, transmission & distribution, forest industry, chemicals & biorefining, mining & metals, transportation and water. Pöyry has an extensive local office network employing about 6,000 experts. Pöyry’s net sales in 2013 were EUR 650 million and the company’s shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (Pöyry PLC: POY1V).