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Valmet to supply district heat network optimization and a production planning system to Napapiirin Energia ja Vesi Oy's Suosiola power plant in Rovaniemi, Finland

Valmet Corporation's trade press release on September 24, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. EET

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.

Napapiirin Energia ja Vesi Oy's Suosiola power plant in Rovaniemi, Finland, will control its district heat production with Valmet's district heat network optimization solution and production planning system.

Information about the customer Napapiirin Energia ja Vesi Oy

Napapiirin Energia ja Vesi Oy is a group specialized in energy and district heat production and transmission as well as water supply in the Rovaniemi region. Its net sales amount to approximately EUR 70 million, and it directly employs approximately 150 people. The group is owned by the city of Rovaniemi, and its subsidiaries include Ranuan Bioenergia Oy, Rovaniemen Voima Oy, Kolarin Lämpö Oy, Rovaniemen Verkko Oy and Napapiirin Vesi Oy.

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For further information, please contact:
Teijo Salonpää, Solution Manager, Automation business line, Valmet, tel. +358 40 524 2675.

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