Valmet to supply an automation system for a 5000-ton crane vessel in China

Apr 21, 2023

Valmet will supply an integrated automation system to a 5000-ton crane vessel being built at Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Company Limited in China. The vessel has been contracted by a joint venture of Zhongtian Technology Company Limited (ZTT) that in 2022 invested in a 1600-ton wind turbine installation vessel using a Valmet automation system.

The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2022. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

 “We have very good experience with Valmet DNA Automation System in our previous offshore project, so now for our second vessel, Valmet is our preferred supplier again. Their automation system has strong processing capability and high reliability, meeting the demanding safety standard in wind power installation. Our crew enjoys the user-friendliness of the Valmet DNA’s Chinese-English interface, and the Valmet team is very supportive and responsive,” says Shen Zhengmin, Marine Equipment Department Division Manager, ZTT.

 “We are happy to be selected by ZTT again. This is Valmet’s second offshore order in China and the first crane vessel order globally. Valmet will continue to expand in China’s marine market and bring advanced automation solutions to serve customers,” says Gavin Wang, Sales Manager for Marine Industry, China, Automation Systems, Valmet.


About Zhongtian Technology Company Limited (ZTT)

ZTT has a diversified industrial portfolio for marine equipment, renewable energy, new materials, smart grid, optical communications, and other diversified industrial products. ZTT Group hosts 76 subsidiary companies and over 16,000 employees, as well as 54 offices and 10 marketing centers set up overseas as well as six overseas plants operated in India, Brazil, Indonesia, Morocco, Turkey and Germany. The products are exported to 160 countries and regions. In 2022, ZTT broke through USD13.4 billion in sales revenue.



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For further information, please contact: 

Gavin Wang, Sales Manager for Marine Industry, China, Automation Systems, Valmet, tel. +86 13616016805


Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions we serve an even wider base of process industries. Our 17,500 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – every day. 


The company has over 220 years of industrial history and a strong track record in continuous improvement and renewal. In 2022, a major milestone was achieved when the flow control company Neles was merged into Valmet. Valmet’s net sales in 2022 were approximately EUR 5.1 billion.  


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