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Alstom wins contract for major overhaul of industrial steam turbine at Botnia's Joutseno pulp mill in Finland

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Alstom wins contract for major overhaul of industrial steam turbine at Botnia's Joutseno pulp mill in Finland

May 04, 2011 - 22:09
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HELSINKI, May 5, 2011 (Press Release) -Alstom has concluded a contract with Metsä Botnia for a major overhaul of an industrial size steam turbine at the Joutseno pulp mill in Eastern Finland. The 97MW steam turbine is coming up for a regular major overhaul in autumn 2011. "We are very happy that the customer awarded the contract to Alstom, based on our technical know-how and the shorter outage time" says Kari Sinivuori, country president for Alstom in Finland.

Alstom's scope includes disassembly of the turbine, overhaul of the turbine and it's auxiliary equipment, turbine rotor overhaul and partial reblading in the Alstom factory plus reassembly and commissioning of the new turbine. The complete overhaul project will be executed in October and November 2011 within less than two months. After the major overhaul the steam turbine will be in safe operation for several years until the next major overhaul.

Oy Metsä-Botnia Ab manufactures chemical pulps at four mills in Finland for producing high-quality printing and writing papers, boards, speciality and tissue papers. The Joutseno mill, located in Eastern Finland next to the Russian border, produces 650,000 tons per year of elementally chlorine-free bleached softwood pulp.