The Pöyry Industry business group has been awarded a contract for detail engineering in the UPM biorefinery project in Lappeenranta, Finland.
The UPM biorefinery, using crude tall oil as feedstock, aims to produce 100,000 tpy of advanced second generation biodiesel for transport.
It will be the worlds first biorefinery to produce wood-based biodiesel, the company says.
The order was booked in the companys second quarter order book, Pöyry said. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The Pöyry engineering assignment includes services for civil and plant engineering, project control, procurement, document management, and industrial safety.
The services will be carried out from 2012 until 2014.
The Lappeenranta biorefinery is UPM's first step in a strategy toward becoming a key player in advanced biofuels production, officials said.
Pöyry says it hopes the deal will enhance its strategic position as a provider of engineering and project services to biofuels and oil refining industries.