Valmet played a major role in the FLEXe (Flexible Energy Systems) program that aimed at creating new technological and business concepts that enhance the transition from current energy systems towards sustainable ones.
Maintenance is not an island that you can execute, plan and develop separately from production. When analyzing the effectiveness and cost competitiveness of mill maintenance, the availability targets must be taken into account. Ahlstrom and Valmet have worked together to develop Ahlstrom’s maintenance methods and improve maintenance efficiency.
Added value in the circular economy is not created out of thin air, but needs to be created on several fronts. Some of the measures needed are already in place, and it is only a question of utilizing them more widely.
Major investments were made to enhance the steam production at the site of Parenco, Renkum, Netherlands. Hans Hietbrink describes the challenges Parenco wanted to solve: “The main target was to stabilize the steam network and pressure as well as to minimize the steam upload by using the steam accumulator more proactively.”