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Valmet to supply a flue gas desulphurization plant to CIECH Soda Polska in Poland

Valmet has signed a contract with CIECH Soda Polska S.A. for the supply of a flue gas desulphurization plant (FGD) to Soda Polska's Janikowo combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Poland. This is the second order of a FGD plant from CIECH Soda Polska. In August 2015, Valmet signed a contract for a similar plant for the Inowroclaw CHP plant including a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) plant.


The order is included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2015 orders received. The value of the order is around EUR 20 million.

"This investment will extend the lifetime of the Janikowo CHP plant and help us in complying with the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) by decreasing our sulfur dioxide (SO2) and dust emissions," says Marcin Malek, Director of Investments at CIECH Soda Polska.

Technical information about the delivery

The Janikowo CHP plant provides energy to the Janikowo Chemical Plant, owned by the Polish CIECH group. The CHP plant is in the national transition plan in Poland for compliance with the IED and will have to comply with tight annual emission ceilings for sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and dust starting in 2017.

Valmet's delivery includes a wet limestone based flue gas desulphurization (FGD) plant to remove SO2 from the flue gases of two existing coal fired steam boilers, each with 140 tonnes per hour steam capacity. The FGD is planned to be in commercial operation in September 2017.

"The advantage of our FGD technology is the use of low cost limestone sorbent in the sulphur removal process and the production of gypsum as an end product. Gypsum itself can be used in a wide variety of applications in the building industry. In Janikowo there is an additional benefit, as it will also be possible to use the end-product of the existing semi-dry FGD as zero cost sorbent," says Frank Ligthart, Sales Director at Valmet.

Information about the customer CIECH Soda Polska S.A.

CIECH Soda Polska S.A. is a 100% subsidiary of the CIECH group and operates two soda plants located at Inowroclaw and Janikowo in Poland. The CIECH Group is one of the leaders in the European chemical market. It comprises eight production plants, commercial companies and service providers. The main products of the CIECH Group are: soda ash (second largest supplier in Europe), sodium bicarbonate, salt, epoxy and polyester resins, AGRO products, glass products and other chemical products. These products are used e.g. in glass, food and furniture industry, in the manufacturing of detergents, as well as in agriculture and construction industry.