Valmet enters into new global gas turbine automation partnership with Mechanical Field Support

Valmet Oyj's trade press release on June 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. EET

Valmet has signed a value-added reseller (VAR) agreement for gas turbine automation with Mechanical Field Support B.V. (MFS), a Dutch company specialized in providing gas turbine services globally.

In this new partnership, Valmet's role is to supply its Valmet DNA automation system for gas turbine controls, whereas MFS is responsible for the complete gas turbine retrofit projects, including automation system renewal. 

"We have been developing our capabilities and services in turbine automation systems for several years. This partnership with MFS will boost our automation business in gas turbine retrofit projects since MFS will include our automation system as part of its complete gas turbine renewal and relocation projects," says Kari S. Heikkilä, Director, Partner Business, Automation, Valmet.

Like Valmet, MFS operates around the world. It has a long track record of successful project deliveries to companies, such as Shell, AES Kilroot, Myanmar Lighting, Vattenfall, SESB and Petronas.

"Our mission is to deliver our clients improved profitability in maintenance as well as to reduce downtime and decrease the total cost of ownership by supplying gas turbine spare parts, shop maintenance, field service, instrumentation, controls, consulting and training," says Alex Peelen, Director, MFS.

Information about Valmet's new VAR partner MFS

With its head office and workshop located in Heteren, the Netherlands, Mechanical Field Support B.V. (MFS) provides services globally for the gas turbine market and all end users, including oil and gas installations, power generation plants and commercial marine propulsion. Its services include installation, commissioning, service agreements, inspections, overhauls, relocation projects, renewal of gas turbine control systems, rehabilitation projects, parts and repairs. 

Shaking hands on the new partnership agreement, Kari S. Heikkilä (left), Director, Partner Business, Automation, Valmet, and Alex Peelen, Director, MFS.

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For further information, please contact:
Kari S. Heikkilä, Director, Partner Business, Automation, Valmet, Tel. +358 40 552 8372

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