Sweco to design new activated carbon plant in Finland

Sweco to design new activated carbon plant in Finland

28 January 2019

Sweco has been commissioned by Vapo Oy to provide engineering services, procurement and construction management for the new activated carbon plant in Ilomantsi, Finland.

“We are very pleased that Sweco will be part of the development of Finnish natural resources into products with a high added value. Vapo’s investment decision to build a new activated carbon plant is important for the Nordic cleantech cluster,” says Erik Skogström, Managing Director of Sweco Industry.

The market for activated carbon is growing in Europe. The plant in Ilomantsi will produce technical carbon products for water, air and gas purification, mainly for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

“For Vapo, the most important criteria for the new activated carbon plant is sustainability and minimizing environmental impacts. We chose Sweco to design the new plant, as we wanted to have a partner with proven experience in large industrial projects, good schedule management and expertise in environmentally friendly industrial design. We are convinced that together with Sweco we will build a plant that is top quality both technologically and sustainably,” says Jaakko Myllymäki, Managing Director of Vapo Carbons.

Vapo Carbons made the investment decision in December 2018 and the plant is planned to be in operation by the end of 2020.

For additional information, please contact:

Erik Skogström, Managing Director of Sweco Industry Oy, +358 40 082 8912, erik.skogstrom@sweco.fi

Johnny Nylund, Head of Press, +46 73 773 5189, johnny.nylund@sweco.se

Sweco plans and designs tomorrow’s communities and cities. Our work produces sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and access to electricity and clean water. With 15,000 employees in Europe, we offer our customers the right expertise for every situation. We carry out projects in 70 countries annually throughout the world. Sweco is Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy, with sales of approximately SEK 16.9 billion (EUR 1.8 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq. Stockholm. www.swecogroup.com