Pöyry wins EPCM contract for SunPine Biorefinery expansion in Sweden


August 17, 2018 – Finnish consulting and engineering services company Pöyry has won an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract from SunPine for the expansion of SunPine Biorefinery project in Piteå, Sweden.

The work will include engineering disciplines, project management services, procurement and construction management services.

Pöyry, which has been involved in the study phase of the project, will now further develop the project in accordance with the conditions, standards and procedures of the existing plant to form a single unit.

The work will be carried out between 2018 and 2020.


SunPine has a sustainable biorefinery, with a portfolio of green products that have strong demand in the market. The market for SunPine’s sustainable tall diesel fuel is growing, as consumers are shifting to renewable fuels.

The company has decided to invest in a new facility adjacent to the existing plant at Haraholmen in Piteå, and capacity will be increased by 50% with the second tall diesel production line.

SunPine project manager for investment Ulrika Hagman said: “We are meeting an interesting future. Now, together with Pöyry, we can realise SunPine’s planned biorefinery.

“Pöyry will complement us as our partner in this work and we are looking forward to an interesting and rewarding project.”

SunPine CEO Magnus Edin said: “With increased capacity, we can further consolidate SunPine’s position as a world-leading, sustainable biorefinery with green products.”

The company will invest €25m in the project, which will be completed in 2020. The value of the order was not disclosed.

Pöyry Sweden industry business group managing director Jonny Stridh said: “Pöyry is proud to contribute in this green economy investment. Our long co-operation with SunPine and deep knowledge of bio-based solutions will lead this project to success.

“Our strong safety performance ensures that implementation of second line can be done when the first line is in production. This assignment further strengthens Pöyry’s position as a global provider of bio-based solutions.”



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