Press release

Fortum to supply nitrogen oxides reduction technology for Narva Power Plants in Estonia

10 July 2012, 11:58 EEST


Fortum will supply nitrogen oxides reduction technology to Eesti Energia, Estonia’s biggest energy company. With the solution, the nitrogen oxides emissions at Eesti Energia’s Narva Power Plants can be reduced outstandingly.

Fortum’s delivery contains nitrogen oxides reduction installations for Narva Power Plants’ four units and for a total of eight power plant boilers. With the new solution, the aim is that the power plant boilers will meet the European Union’s new, strict emissions norms that become effective on 1 January 2016.

Located near the city of Narva, in eastern Estonia, the Narva Power Plants (Narva Elektrijaamad) consist of two of the world’s biggest oil shale-fired power plants. Narva Power Plants produce over 90% of Estonia’s total electricity production.

Development and deliveries of burner technologies that reduce emissions have been a cornerstone of Fortum’s power plant expertise for a long time. Over the course of more than 20 years, Fortum has delivered hundreds of low-NOx burners to power plants around the world.

”We chose Fortum’s nitrogen oxides-reduction solution on the basis of a Europe-wide bidding round. Fortum’s competitive strengths were its long-term and broad international experience in combustion technology. With this innovative solution, we can continue energy production at the existing power plants also after the EU’s new emissions norms take effect”, says Raine Pajo, Member of the Eesti Energia Management Board.

Fortum Corporation
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For additional information, please contact:
Kari Lahti, Head of Performance, Power Solutions, Fortum, tel. +358 50 453 2777

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