Econet Group and Russian Ilim Group made a deal worth of 2,5 millions of euros, which includes wastewater treatment machinery for the pulp and paper plant in Koryazhma. “We have collaborated with Ilim Group for many years, and this deal tells that our technology is appreciated and we are trusted”, says the chairman of the board of Econet Matti Leppäniemi.
Pulp and paper plant in Koryazhma, which is situated at the upriver of Northern Dvina river and approximately 1000 km to northeast from Moscow, has ordered clarifiers and sludge thickeners with sluice systems. The machinery will be delivered in six parts during the summer periods of 2019-2021. In addition to the manufacturing of the machinery, Econet is responsible for the supervision of the installment.
- We have delivered wastewater treatment machinery for Ilim Group for a long period of time, and this order is one of the largest so far. The deal tells about Econet’s position as a wastewater treatment plant technology expert, and it is significant to our factory Slamex in Lahti, says the chairman of the board of Econet Matti Leppäniemi
The production director Heikki Viitanen tells that the clarifier technique requires demanding and special expertise.
- We have developed the machinery to last in demanding and arctic conditions. In the northern conditions, the temperature can vary from +25 celcius degrees to -45 celcius degrees of cold. The machinery is manufactured from acid-proof and stainless steel, so that they last in arctic and corrosive conditions. The largest clarifiers are installed in basins, which are over 40 meters in diameter. Therefore the clarifiers are delivered in modules, and they are assembled at the plant. This sets great demands on designing and manufacturing processes, too.
Ilim Group is the leader of Russia's pulp and paper industry in terms of market share, production, and investment volumes, and one of the leading industry players in the world. The largest pulp and paper company in the world, International Paper, is a strategic partner of Ilim Group.
Over the past few years, Ilim Group has invested $ 3.2 billion dollars in the development of its own enterprises, unprecedented for the Russian pulp and paper market. In the next five years, the company plans to invest another 3.6 billion dollars in the modernization of production and the launch of new capacities. The implementation of the investment program will allow to increase the production volume by million tons - as a result, by 2023 Ilim Group will retain its leadership position and will produce 4.3 million tons of their products per year (in 2018 the company produced 3.4 billion tons).
Production facilities of Ilim are located in Arkhangelsk, Irkutsk, Leningrad and Moscow regions. Ilim Group products are shipped to more than 70 countries.
Further information for the media:
Matti Leppäniemi, Econet Ltd., tel.+358 (0)40 553 3001, matti.leppaniemi(at)econetgroup.fi
Lauri Leskinen, Econet Ltd., tel.+358 (0)44 724 5639, lauri.leskinen(at)econetgroup.fi
Econet Group is a water and environment technology service company. The Group includes Econet Ltd, Dewaco Ltd and Oy Slamex Ab. Helsinki-based Econet designs and offers solutions for clean water and environment globally. Laitila-based Dewaco, in turn, is specialised in sludge thickening, dewatering and sludge removal. Lahti-based Slamex designs and manufactures equipment for treatment of water and wastewater. The Group’s turnover amounts to about EUR 18 million.