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Aker Kvaerner wins power boiler contract for pulp and paper mill in Indonesia

Aker Kvaerner's subsidiary Kvaerner Power has signed a power boiler contract worth more than EUR 40 million with an Indonesian customer.

Kvaerner Power is to deliver a large CYMIC® boiler using circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology for an Indonesian pulp and paper mill.

The boiler’s thermal capacity is 520 mega watt (MW) and the main fuels are coal and bark. The boiler will be ready for the start-up in spring 2006.

The customer has chosen Kvaerner Power as its technology provider several times. In the 1990s Kvaerner Power has supplied three large recovery boilers and an evaporation plant for the same pulp and paper mill.

“This contract strengthens Kvaerner Power’s market share as a supplier of high-technology and environmentally sound boiler plants, and this new deal surely confirms our worldwide position as a major supplier and expert of the large scale fluidized bed combustion for pulp and paper industry and power producers”, says Lennart Ohlsson, president of Kvaerner Power.

The Indonesian power boiler will be about the same size as the Alholmens Kraft’s CYMIC® boiler (550 MWth) in Finland which is the world’s largest biomass-fired circulating fluidized bed boiler and has been working smoothly since its start-up in 2001. The boiler was built next to the pulp mill and it is a prime example