Finnish biomass heating plant to receive Valmet automation system

Valmet will supply an automation system to a biomass-fired heating plant in Oriketo, Finland.

With a full heat production capacity of 40 MW, the Oriketo bioheat plant is one of the largest of its kind in the country.

The Valmet DNA Automation System will replace the existing system that has reached the end of its lifecycle. It will also provide a remote-control connection to the central control room at the Turun Seudun Energiantuotanto’s Naantali power plant.

Turun Seudun Energiantuotanto produces district heat and electricity in the Finnish city of Turku and its neighbouring cities. It also produces process heat for nearby industry.

“Our cooperation with Valmet goes back a long way and Valmet DNA is the main automation system at our Naantali power plant,” said Maija Henell, managing director at Turun Seudun Energiantuotanto.

“It will be easy to integrate the new system into the Valmet DNA system in Naantali, as well as using its existing operation, engineering and reporting stations.”

Arto Mäkinen, sales manager, automation at Valmet, commented: “It is nice to continue our cooperation with Turun Seudun Energiantuotanto and upgrade their existing automation system in Oriketo to modern technology.

“The same stations and tools in Naantali and Oriteko will make running and maintaining the Oriketo plant easier. In addition to upgrading the automation system, the project aims at improving the operation of the plant.”

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