Valmet will supply a district heat network optimization solution and a production planning system to Napapiirin Energia ja Vesi Oy’s Suosiola power plant in Rovaniemi, Finland. With the investment, the customer is able to control its district heat production cost efficiently and boost its electricity trade.
The order is included in Valmet’s second quarter 2015 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The delivery will be handed over to the customer in April 2016.
“The optimization solution will improve the quality of our core business process and will also enable cost savings in combined heat and electricity production,” says Jukka Partanen, Production Director, Napapiirin Energia ja Vesi Oy.
“The scalability and production boosting features of Valmet’s district heat optimization solution are extensively utilized in this project. This is made possible by the advanced multivariable control,” points out Teijo Salonpää, Solution Manager, Automation, Valmet.
Valmet’s delivery features district heat network optimization, including control of the district heat network based on weather forecasts. The delivery also includes a production optimization and planning system.