Valmet enters into marine automation partnership with SeaKing Electrical in the UK

Valmet Corporation's trade press release on July 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. EET

Valmet has entered into a marine automation partnership with SeaKing Electrical, a marine and industrial electrical engineering company based in the Liverpool region, UK. According to the agreement, SeaKing Electrical will become an official distributor for Valmet's automation services to the maritime industry in the UK.

SeaKing Electrical's role will involve a professional first-line response operation that provides highly skilled engineers to install and maintain Valmet's automation systems. The company can also support Valmet with supply chain management, leading teams of subcontractors and coordinating projects.

"By joining forces with SeaKing Electrical, we will be in a better position to participate in marine automation projects both in the new build and retrofit business in the UK market. Valmet has strong automation expertise and advanced technology, which we can now combine with our new partner's excellent local contacts and experience," says John Weierud, Director, Marine Automation, Valmet.

"This partnership will play a vital role in the development of new skills and broaden our understanding of progressive technologies that bring benefits to customers. The Valmet brand association also greatly helps open up new business opportunities in international projects," states Dave Gillam, Managing Director, SeaKing Electrical.

The marine automation partnership agreement was signed by Neil Mellenchip, Group Business Development Manager from SeaKing Electrical (left) and John Weierud Director, Marine Automation from Valmet.

Information about SeaKing Electrical

SeaKing Electrical is a leading UK-based electrical engineering firm with offices in Merseyside and Aberdeen. It offers extensive experience and expertise in electrical engineering to the global marine, offshore and industrial markets.

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For further information, please contact:
John Weierud, Director, Marine Automation, Valmet, tel. +47 957 45 020

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Valmet's vision is to become the global champion in serving its customers.

Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. The strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production. Valmet's advanced automation solutions range from single measurements to mill wide turnkey automation projects.

Valmet's net sales in 2014 were approximately EUR 2.5 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

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