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Unicon Biograte steam boiler plant for Sokol Timber Company, city of Sokol in Vologda region.

OOO KPA Unicon, the daughter company of KPA Unicon Group Ltd., and Sokol Timber Company JSC (“S-DOK” JSC), have signed a turnkey delivery agreement for the design and construction of Unicon Biograte steam boiler plant in the city of Sokol. The plant capacity is 20 t/h and it will generate steam for the sawmill`s process. The project is funded by Segezha Group, which Sokol Timber Company JSC is also a part of. The delivery of the boiler plant will take place in autumn 2021.

The boiler plant will utilize bark biomass as fuel, which is produced as a waste stream at the sawmill, approx. 60 000 cubic meters annually.

“It is good to see that the Russian market is showing signs of cheering up. Our activity with the customers during the quiet period is now bearing fruit and we see that Finnish energy technology is still valued in Russia,” says Sergei Krylov, Russian Business Development Manager at KPA Unicon.

“The environmentally friendly Biograte boiler has high efficiency of approximately 90% and is therefore an excellent choice for burning bark and biomass with varying humidity and calorific values. Unicon Biograte boiler will be manufactured in Kiuruvesi workshop in Finland,” Krylov continues.

“The production of biofuels from renewable energy sources and the improvement of energy efficiency are important elements for the sustainable development of the company,” says Alexander Patarushin, Director of the Modernization Project at Sokol Timber Company JSC.