Finnish Econet Group got 13 million project from the largest pulp and paper company in Russia
Econet Group and Russian Ilim Group made a deal of a turnkey contract worth of 13 million euros to the new pulp factory in Ust-Ilimsk. Turnkey contract includes the design, implementation, and wastewater treatment machinery of the wastewater treatment of the new pulp factory. The commissioning is in 2022.
The project is part of a billion dollar Big Ust-Ilimsk project, with which the capacity and production of Ilim Group is increased by over 600 000 tons yearly. With the investment Ilim Group is going to strengthen its leading position in Russia and produce 4,5 million tons of products yearly.
We have collaborated with Ilim Group for years already and the deal shows that our expertise and technology is trusted. Our machines are developed to last in challenging and arctic conditions. We manufacture our machines from acid-proof and stainless steel, so that they last in large temperature changes from +25 celcius to -45 celcius degrees of cold in Ust-Ilimsk and corrosive conditions. We pay attention especially to life cycle costs. This is second big order from Ilim Group this year, tells the CEO of Econet Group Lauri Leskinen.
We have been satisfied in the collaboration with Econet Group and our expectations have been filled. We are sure that the expertise of Econet Group in water treatment helps in implementing the project, tells the project leader of the wastewater treatment plant modernization Aleksei Ababkov.
MBBR process will be implemented to the pulp factory. MBBR process is a biological wastewater treatment process, which is very suitable for pulp and paper factories. The solution produces less sludge than traditional activated sludge process, and Econet Group has long experience of treating water and wastewater of pulp and paper industries.
Ilim Group is the market leader of pulp and paper industries in the terms of production, market share, and investments in Russia. In addition, it is one the world leaders in the business. The biggest pulp and paper company in the world International Paper is a strategic partner of Ilim Group.
Econet Group is a Finnish water and environmental technology service company, which has extensive experience in design, engineering, contract services, and machinery for water and wastewater treatment in Finland. Econet Group designs and offers solutions for clean water, sludge treatment, and environment globally. Econet Group has completed projects and delivered machinery in over 80 countries, for instance, in Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Russia, and Germany. The headquarters is located in Helsinki, and Econet Group employs approximately 60 persons in Finland and project destination countries.