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Valmet to deliver automation to the Baltics’ first biogas plant fired with household and commercial biowaste

Valmet will deliver automation to the Baltics’ first biogas plant fired with household and commercial biowaste. Built by BioWOIMA Finland Oy in Tallinn, Estonia, it will produce biomethane for the natural gas network and fuel for compressed natural gas-powered vehicles. Biofertilizer for land improvement is also produced as a by-product.

The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2021. The delivery will take place in May 2022, and the new biogas plant will be ready for operation in 2023.

“The project increases the availability of renewable energy on the Estonian energy market. We chose Valmet as the automation supplier since it has a comprehensive automation system and a lot of experience with similar projects,” saysToni Hiltunen, Chief Technology Officer, BioWOIMA Finland Oy.

“The Valmet DNA automation system supports high plant availability and safe operation. Our web-based user interface speeds up decision making and enables the operators to work outside the control room, too,” says Arto Mäkinen, Sales Manager, Energy and Process Industry, Automation, Valmet.

Valmet DNA Automation System will support high availability and safe operation at the Baltics’ first biogas plant fired with household and commercial biowaste in Tallinn, Estonia. (Image: BioWOIMA)

Technical information about Valmet’s delivery

Valmet’s delivery includes a Valmet DNA Automation System and an information management system as well as electrical, instrumentation, system, application and display engineering.

Valmet DNA Automation System is equipped with a web-based Valmet DNA User Interface that extends the use of the automation system beyond traditional remote operations. Built with the latest web technologies, it comes with secure web-based access that enables the plant teams to get relevant information whenever they need it, regardless of their location.

Additionally, Valmet supplies two containers in which the automation system will be installed.

About the customer BioWOIMA Finland Oy

BioWOIMA Finland Oy delivers biomaterial-based services and turnkey solutions. It is owned by Suomen Biovoima Oy, Prohoc Oy and Wel-Mach Oy, combining the several-decades-long know-how of three renowned companies in the sectors of environmental engineering, machinery, procurement and project management.

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet’s strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers’ processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy. 

Valmet’s net sales in 2020 were approximately EUR 3.7 billion. Our 14,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – every day. Valmet’s head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. 

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