Valmet will supply a Valmet DNA Automation System to Turun Seudun Energiantuotanto’s biomass-fired heating plant in Oriketo, Finland. The new system will replace the existing automation system that has reached the end of its life cycle. The system will also provide a remote-control connection to the central control room at the company’s Naantali power plant. With a full heat production capacity of 40 megawatts, the Oriketo bioheat plant is one of the largest of its kind in Finland.

The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2021. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The delivery will be completed by October 2022.

“Our cooperation with Valmet goes back a long way, and Valmet DNA is the main automation system at our Naantali power plant. It will be easy to integrate the new system into the Valmet DNA system in Naantali as well as use its existing operation, engineering and reporting stations,” says Maija Henell, Managing Director, Turun Seudun Energiantuotanto.

“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 Oriketo 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,” says Arto Mäkinen, Sales Manager, Automation, Valmet.


Turun Seudun Energiantuotanto’s biomass-fired heating plant in Oriketo, Finland

Technical information about Valmet’s delivery

Valmet’s delivery includes a Valmet DNA Automation System, installation, commissioning and training. The new system is installed to existing automation cabinets in Oriketo and existing field cables are utilized. With efficient engineering, the down time of the plant can be minimized.

About the customer Turun Seudun Energiantuotanto Oy

Turun Seudun Energiantuotanto Oy produces district heat and electricity for the city of Turku and its neighboring cities. It also produces process heat for the nearby industry. The company is owned by Fortum Power and Heat Oy, Turku Energia Oy and the city Naantali.

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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