Fortum to implement largest nitrogen oxides-reduction project at Polish power plants Fortum has signed a contract with the Polish Południowy Koncern Energetyczny (PKE), part of Tauron Group, to reduce nitrogen oxides at Polish power plants. The EUR 55 million contract is the largest of its kind in terms of value in Poland. The project is being implemented in co-operation with Zakłady Remontowe Energetyki Katowice (ZRE Katowice). The contract includes the adaptation of six boilers at Południowy Koncern Energetyczny's (PKE) Jaworzno III power plant. The aim is to reduce the emissions of nitrogen oxides by approximately 60 % and to improve the energy efficiency of the plants to comply with EU requirements. “PKE's commitment to reducing emissions and improving the energy efficiency of its plants is exemplary. This contract is very important for Fortum, and it can also be seen as the cornerstone of many years of our co-operation. The burners to be installed with the entire combustion system are new-generation devices and will enable the power plant to meet the more restrictive requirements concerning the emissions of nitrogen oxides,” says Heikki Andersson, Vice President of the Power Solutions at the Fortum Group. In the project, Fortum is responsible for the technological solutions and the deliveries of basic equipment, while ZRE Katowice is taking care of the domestic deliveries and the entire assembly. The implementation of the contract will begin this year and will be completed in February 2016. “Climate mitigation sets huge requirements for energy companies. However, there is no need to convince anybody that such investments are money well spent. As an energy company, we play a key role in reducing environmental impacts and our efforts affect generations to come,” says Jan Kurp, President of PKE. Fortum Corporation Corporate Communications Additional information: Heikki Andersson, Vice President, Fortum Power Solutions, tel. +358 50 453 4092. Fortum is a leading energy company focusing on the Nordic countries, Russia and the Baltic Rim area. Activities cover the generation, distribution and sale of electricity and heat and the operation and maintenance of power plants. Our vision is to be the benchmark power and heat company excelling in sustainability. In 2009, Fortum's sales totalled EUR 5.4 billion and operating profit was EUR 1.8 billion. The company employs approximately 11,500 people. Fortum's shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Południowy Koncern Energetyczny SA (PKE) is a part of the Tauron Group. It has a 14% share in the domestic electricity market and a 16% share in the local heat generation market. The installed power output of PKE is 4952.7 MWe (electricity) and 2077.7 MWt (heat).