Customer case:

Control system migration at Iggesund Workington

Dec 1, 2017

When Iggesund’s Workington board mill in the U.K. decided to replace the coating kitchen control system, they turned to Valmet for a special solution. Rather than having a complete shutdown, replacing the end of life TDC3000 control system and starting up with the new, the mill intended a step by step approach that would not interrupt production.

All the preplanning paid off and we completed the migration on schedule, a few changes to the plan but everything came together and the support from Valmet was great.”
Andrew Hughes, Lead Project Engineer


Location Workington, U.K.

Need to replace the end of life coating kitchen TDC3000 control system.

Downtime in the coating kitchen was unacceptable – migration to be completed in twenty-four steps with minimal interruption to production.

Coating kitchen operator stations to be moved to the mill’s main control room.


Valmet DNA automation system

Remote Factory Acceptance Test (FAT): Remote desktops and direct connection to Valmet in Tampere enabled mill personnel to take part in a very flexible way without the risk of shift shortages at the mill.


Improved communication and running of this vital mill process. 

System performance has met expectations and provided other gains to increase productivity.

Keywords  Automation, Improvements, Europe