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Pöyry awarded EPCM services assignments by Kemira for sodium chlorate plant in Brazil

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poyKemira has awarded Pöyry with assignments for EPCM (Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management) services for a sodium chlorate plant in Brazil. 

The EPCM assignments relate to the new sodium chlorate plant that Kemira is building to serve the Brazilian markets, and in particular the plant will serve Klabin SA's new 1.5 million ton pulp mill. Sodium chlorate is used as a component in the bleaching process in the manufacturing of bleached pulp.

The assignments follow on from the pre-studies performed by Pöyry during 2012-2014.The EPCM services started in May 2014 and are scheduled to last until the start-up of the sodium chlorate plant in the first half of 2016. 

"We have selected Pöyry based upon their solid knowledge of process engineering combined with their proven experience and regional presence within Brazil", says Jarmo Savolainen, Project Manager, Kemira.

"This project is a continuation of the strong partnership between Kemira and Pöyry, which I am pleased that we can strengthen in Latin America. It contributes to Pöyry's strategic position as an EPCM service provider for the global chemicals industry", says Kay Radtke, Head of Chemicals & Biorefining in Pöyry.

The value of the order is not disclosed. The project order includes two contracts, specifically, a contract for Engineering and Procurement services, which was recognised within the Industry Business Group's order stock in Q2; and a contract for Construction Management Services, which will be recognised within Pöyry's Regional Operations Latin America Business Line order stock in Q3.

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Pöyry is an international consulting and engineering company. We serve clients globally across the energy and industrial sectors and locally in our core markets. We deliver strategic advisory and engineering services, underpinned by strong project implementation capability and expertise. Our focus sectors are power generation, transmission & distribution, forest industry, chemicals & biorefining, mining & metals, transportation and water. Pöyry has an extensive local office network employing about 6,000 experts. Pöyry's net sales in 2013 were EUR 650 million and the company's shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (Pöyry PLC: POY1V).

Kay Radtke

Head of Chemicals & Biorefining, Industry Business Group 

+49 221 9128 43 0 

Nicholas Oksanen

President, Industry Business Group

+358 10 33 22294

Marcelo Handro Cordaro

President, Regional Operations Latin America

+55 11 3472 7399

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