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Opcon: Saxlund wins major bioenergy contract worth 28 m SEK

July 7, 2014

Energy and environmental technology group Opcon has won a major bioenergy contract for Saxlund’s fuel handling and biomass combustion technology for the privately owned sawmill Hilmer Andersson, HAL in Korterud, Sweden. Order value amounts to around 28 m SEK with commissioning in 2015.

Delivery includes Saxlund’s robust fuel handling systems and leading combustion technology in combination with a hot-water boiler of 12 MW. Saxlund will deliver everything from fuel storage to chimney stack while the customer is responsible for all civil works. The plant will deliver hot water to the timber kilns from the combustion of rest products like sawdust, chips and bark.

“This is an important order for us at Saxlund and evidence to our standing as a quality supplier to demanding sawmill customers both in Sweden and abroad. We see signs of rising demand for modern bioenergy combustion plants that can deal with the combustion of difficult and different wooden materials with good performance and availability”, says Stefan Wallerman, managing director of Saxlund Bioenergy AB.

Saxlund is a market leader in the bulk solid handling and storage sector, with more than 60 years’ experience across numerous industry sectors, including recycling, biomass combustion and cement. Saxlund is part of Opcon’s Renewable Energy business and Waste to Value initiative. Within the bioenergy sector, Opcon offers a full range of services from the design of complete combined heat and power (CHP) plants to handling systems and biomass energy plants under the Saxlund brand. For further information, please contact

Niklas Johansson, vice president, Investor Relations, Opcon AB, tel. 46 8-466 45 00, 46-70-592 54 53

Opcon AB, Box 15085, 104 65 Stockholm, Sweden Tel. 46 8-466 45 00, fax 46 8-716 76 61 e-mail:

www.Opcon.seThe Opcon Group

Opcon is an energy and environmental technology Group that develops, produces and markets systems and products for eco-friendly, efficient and resource-effective use of energy.

Opcon has activities in Sweden, Germany and the UK. There are around 150 employees. The company’s shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm. The Group comprises one business area:

Renewable Energy focuses on the following areas: compressor technology, electricity generation based on waste heat, bioenergy-powered heating and CHP plants, pellets plants, handling systems for biomass, sludge, recycling industry and natural gas, industrial cooling, flue gas condensation, treatment of flue gases and air systems for fuel cells.

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