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Valmet to automate Finland biomass plant

Energy engineering company Valmet is to supply automation technology to a biomass power plant in its native Finland.

The Aittaluoto plant is in Pori and is operated by Pori Energia Oy, which has a strategy to upgrade all of its power plants to replace “outdated low-efficiency processes, decrease fossil fuels in energy production, and meet the operational requirements of industry”.

The modernization will decrease the CO2 emissions of the Aittaluoto plant by 88,000 tonnes annually. Valmet will deliver a its DNA automation system, a safety system and an information management system with applications for emissions control and boiler performance monitoring. Additionally, the deal includes system engineering, installation, commissioning and training.

The existing Aittaluoto plant already uses Valmet’s automation systems, and the two companies have cooperated closely to develop Pori Energia’s automation level.

“Integrating the automation system of the new biomass power plant seamlessly with our existing system will provide us with significant savings both in operating and maintaining the plant,” said Matti Rintanen, Managing Director of Pori Energia.

In February, Valmet announced an order for a flue gas condensation and heat recovery system for the same plant.