2012-11-09 08:33:13 -
OUTOTEC OYJ PRESS RELEASE NOVEMBER 9, 2012 at 9.30 AM
Outotec to build the largest and most advanced sewage sludge thermal treatment
plant in Switzerland
Outotec has signed a contract with the City of Zürich (represented by Entsorgung
und Recycling Zürich), on the design and turnkey delivery of the largest and
most advanced sewage sludge thermal treatment plant in Switzerland. Outotec's
contract value is nearly EUR 50 million, of which the first phase engineering
will be included in Outotec's 2012 order intake, and the main delivery contract,
subject to a mandatory referendum by the people of Zürich, will be booked in the
second quarter of 2013.
Outotec's solution is based on advanced fluidized bed technology. The new sludge
thermal treatment plant in Werdhölzli will treat all the sewage sludge produced
Zürich region, annually 100,000 tonnes, and generate 875 kW of electrical
power and 4,450 kW of heat. The plant complies with the most stringent European
and Swiss emission limits. Further benefits include low lifetime operating costs
and maximum energy recovery.
"Outotec's mission is Sustainable use of Earth's natural resources. This order
supports our strategic target to expand to adjacent industries, such as energy
and industrial water treatment, with high horizontal technological synergies.
Energy production from biomass, sludge and waste in general is an interesting
growth area. With our decades-long experience in developing fluidized bed
technology and applications we can offer our customers sustainable solutions for
turning waste to energy and valuable products and thus reduce environmental
impacts such as greenhouse gas emissions", says Outotec CEO Pertti Korhonen.
Outotec will deliver the plant on a turnkey basis and it is scheduled to be
commissioned in 2015.
The "Werdhölzli" plant is designed as a mono sludge incineration plant. A
phosphate recovery process, such as the Outotec ASH DEC(®) process, can be added
to the plant in future. The ASH DEC(®) technology, acquired by Outotec in 2011,
complements Outotec's biomass incineration solutions. The method is used to
extract phosphorus fertilizer from ash produced in sludge incineration.
Integrating the ash-to-fertilizer process into sludge incineration plant enables
the recovery of energy and valuable nutrients from biomass and sludge in a
single, sustainable facility.
For further information please contact:
Peter Weber, President - Energy, Light Metals and Environmental Solutions
Tel. +49 6171 9693 165
Eila Paatela, Director - Corporate Communications
Tel. +358 20 529 2004, mobile +358 400 817198
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