Valmet supplies an information management system for Neste's Sluiskil plant in the Netherlands

Valmet Oyj's trade press release on December 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. EET

Valmet has supplied an information management system for Neste's newly acquired plant in Sluiskil, Netherlands. The plant is used for storage and pre-treatment of renewable raw materials for the company's renewable diesel refineries. The information management system will enable Neste to improve process and technology development as well as benefit from centralized remote monitoring and extensive reporting, all resulting in higher fleet performance and plant availability.

The order was included in Valmet's third quarter 2017 orders received. The system was delivered in November 2017.

Valmet has previously supplied information management systems to Neste's renewable diesel refineries in Rotterdam and Singapore.

"With Valmet's information management system, Valmet DNA Asset Monitoring, we will be able to remotely monitor production in our new plant according to an optimal logistic and operative control strategy. Its cyber security solutions ensure continuous data collection," says Wilfred Kram, Process Automation Engineer, Neste Netherlands B.V.

"The solution will be built on top of the plant's distributed control system to collect data from the process. Data is used for research, calculating and reporting as well as bottleneck removal and problem solving, thus preventing disturbances in production. The long-term data collected will be used for technology development and process optimization," says Janne Koivuniemi, Product Manager, Automation, Valmet.

Information about Valmet DNA Asset Monitoring

Valmet DNA Asset Monitoring is an information management system for centralized fleet performance and availability monitoring, providing EPC suppliers or corporation management remote access to their fleet.

The system is part of Valmet's Industrial Internet offering. Valmet's intelligent process technology is equipped with sensors and measurement devices that gather important data from machines and processes. Valmet's automation system provides a solid data source. Combining this with data from other mill and plant systems creates an enormous amount of data. Based on know-how in process technology, automation and services, Valmet's experts can identify which data is relevant to analyze and how it can be utilized.

Information about the customer Neste

Neste creates sustainable solutions for the needs of transport, businesses and consumers. It is the world's largest producer of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues, and it is also bringing renewable solutions to the aviation and plastics industries. In 2016, Neste's net sales stood at EUR 11.7 billion, and it was on the Global 100 list of the most sustainable companies in the world.

With the new Valmet information management system in its recently acquired plant in Sluiskil, Netherlands, Neste will be able improve process and technology development as well as benefit from centralized remote monitoring and extensive reporting.

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For further information, please contact:
Janne Koivuniemi, Product Manager, Automation, Valmet, Tel. +358 40 846 5560

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