Metso Corporation's press release on May 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. local time
Unified automation and accurate process controls contribute to better overall process management of the Salmisaari power plants
Metso will modernize the automation and field instrumentation at Helsingin Energia's Salmisaari A and B power plants in Helsinki, Finland. The investment will ensure high availability and safety at the plants long into the future. In choosing the supplier, the company emphasized overall best value for money and fulfillment of tight technical requirements.
New automation will replace the existing automation system from 1984 at Plant B, which produces electricity and district heat, and the system from 1986 at Plant A, which produces district heat. In the future, the plants' main fuel of coal will be replaced with pellets that will account for a 5 - 10% share at first.
"By utilizing modern control methods, it is possible to reach better process control," says Heikki Mylläri, Sales Director, Automation, Metso.
Metso's extensive turnkey delivery will consist of two Metso DNA automation systems, field instrumentation, a safety interlocking system, replacement of programmable logic controls, field engineering, an emissions reporting tool to meet present directives, installation, testing and commissioning. Modernization at Plant B is scheduled to start in May 2014 with startup in September 2014. Plant A will be modernized in 2015.
The order is included in Automation's first quarter 2013 orders received.
As one of the largest energy companies in Finland, Helsingin Energia supplies electric energy to about 400,000 customers in Finland and covers more than 90% of the heat demand in the capital city with district heat.
The Automation segment's process automation and flow control solutions meet the growing needs of Metso's customer industries to improve production process efficiency as raw materials and energy sources become scarcer and their costs increase. Our global network of service experts delivers business solutions to our customers that improve their productivity, lower risks and optimize costs.
Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries contribute to sustainability and deliver profitability to customers worldwide. Metso's shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
For further information, please contact:
Heikki Mylläri, Sales Director, Automation, Metso, heikki.myllari(at)metso.com, tel. +358 20 483 8191 or mobile +358 400 621 860