Fortum invests in new biofuel-fired CHP plants in Järvenpää, Finland, and Jelgava, Latvia

Fortum invests in two new biofuel-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plants in
Järvenpää, Finland, and Jelgava, Latvia. The combined investments total around
EUR 160 million and the plants are estimated to start commercial operation in
2013. The environmentally-benign plant investments reduce CO2 emissions and
increase the use of local fuels in both Järvenpää and Jelgava regions. The
simultaneous construction of the two CHP plants also targets significant cost

The new biofuel-fired plant, which will be constructed in Järvenpää, replaces
current natural gas and heavy fuel oil heat production. The biofuels used in
Järvenpää plant are mainly wood chips and by-products of the forest industry,
such as sawdust and bark, and in addition some peat. The annual production of
the plant is about 280 GWh of heat and about 130 GWh of electricity. The new
plant will be connected to the existing Tuusula and Järvenpää district heat
network, which will be combined into one network as part of the current

A similar biofuel-fired CHP plant will be built in Latvia's fourth largest
city, Jelgava. The plant provides heat to the district heat network, which has
been managed by Fortum since 2008. The Jelgava CHP plant replaces heat provided
by gas, and its annual production is approximately 230 GWh of heat and 110 GWh
of electricity. The Jelgava plant is the first biofuel plant of this scale in

Fortum Heat Division

Additional information:
Jouni Haikarainen, Vice President, Fortum Heat Division Finland, tel. +358 40
709 5690
Jaakko Vähä-Piikkiö, Fortum Heat Division, Vice President of Baltic Region,
tel. +358 50 453 2009


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to our shareholders. Our activities cover the generation, distribution and sale
of electricity and heat as well as related expert services.

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In the future, the integrating European and fast-growing Asian energy markets
provide additional growth opportunities. In 2010, Fortum's sales totalled EUR
6.3 billion and comparable operating profit was EUR 1.8 billion. We employ
approximately 10,500 people. Fortum's shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

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