Ruukki is to deliver the steel frame and envelope structures for Mälarenergi's new combined heat and power (CHP) plant to be built at Västerås in Sweden. Ruukki's customer is Metso Corporation, which is responsible for supplying the world's largest recoverable fuel fired boiler for the project. The total value of Ruukki's deliveries for the project is around € 12 million.
Ruukki is responsible for delivery and installation of the steel frame, wall and roof structures, and hollow core slabs for the new building. The steel frame for the building will be manufactured at Ruukki's plant in Oborniki, Poland and the façade panels at the Alajärvi plant in Finland. The CHP plant will feature a mosaic façade created by using Ruukki's sandwich panels in different colours. The panels will give the building a cost-effective, impressive look.
"Long experience, close teamwork with the customer and clear, extensive total delivery are vital factors in successful demanding power plant projects," explains Sami Eronen, SVP Building Projects at Ruukki Construction.
Ruukki's part in deliveries for Mälarenergi's incineration plant will last from the beginning of 2013 until the fourth quarter of the year. The power plant will be fired mainly by recycled fuel made from municipal waste and will also be capable of burning biofuel. When completed, the power plant will meet the district heating needs of Västerås and Hallstahammar municipalities.
Source: Ruukki, Helsink