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KPA Unicon signed contract with Olvi Oyj for delivery of steam boiler plant

Photo: KPA Unicon
Photo: KPA Unicon
Published by
Simon Matthis - 09 Oct 2017

Olvi Oyj and KPA Unicon Oy have signed a contract of a biomass-fired steam boiler plant delivery to Iisalmi. The output of the new Unicon Biograte boiler plant will be 4,5 MWth. The boiler plant will utilize local wood-processing by-products, mainly bark, sawdust and chips.

Steam and heat generated by the plant will be used for the production processes of Olvi’s brewery in Iisalmi. The new plant will be handed over to the customer in January 2018.

The delivery will be carried out on a turnkey basis, including also a service contract that guarantees the provision of the responsible energy solution based on KPA Unicon values enabling use of domestic renewable fuel with high efficiency and usability.


The new energy generation unit will be manufactured at KPA Unicon's workshop in Kiuruvesi. The plant will be delivered to the site in pre-fabricated modules ensuring a high level of factory readiness and quality. The contract includes also KPA Unicon`s PlantSys system for remote control of the plant with the possibility of using modern mobile applications. The boiler plant is equipped with Unicon Condenser scrubber, which cleans flue gases very accurately and utilizes waste heat from flue gases.


"Olvi is delighted and proud to say that in the future the energy needed by Iisalmi’s production facility will be generated with local renewable fuel. Responsibility and environmental values are of great importance to Olvi and by the new energy investment, we will support these values naturally. Added value occurs also through the implementation of the investment by local companies using energy industry expertise represented by our partner company KPA Unicon Oy", says Lauri Multanen, Production Manager of Olvi Oyj.


"It is a matter of honour for us to deliver the new steam boiler plant to Olvi. We appreciate Olvi’s traditions, value system and sustained efforts. Moreover, an excellent addition to the project and the service contract is the cooperation of two companies from the same region and the fact, that we will be supporting the production process of Olvi's excellent products", says Jussi Räty, Project manager of KPA Unicon.


Olvi Oyj is the parent company of Olvi Group. Olvi brewery is located in Iisalmi, Finland. In addition, Olvi has subsidiaries in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus. Olvi is the only brewery that has remained in independent Finnish ownership since the 19th century and has been producing beverages since 1878. The total production in 2016 was 178.0 million liters and the turnover in 2016 was 118.9 MEUR. The company employs an average of 329 people.