Valmet to supply operator training simulator to EthosEnergy in Baton Rouge, LA, United States

Valmet Oyj’s trade press release July 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. EET

Valmet has signed a five-year agreement with EthosEnergy to provide an operator training program that includes a site-specific Valmet Training Simulator for the Louisiana Station plant in Baton Rouge, LA, United States.

The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the second quarter 2020. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The first delivery will take place during the fourth quarter of 2020.

“Our units operate 24 hours a day providing electricity and steam to local industry and nearby communities. With a complex control system that includes multiple levels of redundancy, we needed a training tool that could help our operators with event management in response to many different situations. We chose to partner with Valmet on an operator training program that includes a site-specific simulator because of their demonstrated experience with our other projects over years of collaboration,” says Ronnie Morris, Operations Manager, EthosEnergy.

“Louisiana Station has been a key customer for us for more than thirty years. Our great partnership with their team was a key element in realizing this project. A one-week site study performed by our teams from North America and Sweden with the Louisiana Station team nailed down the scope and convinced our customer," says Mike Marich, Sales Manager Automation, Valmet.

The test floor of the LA Station Simulators.

Information about Valmet’s delivery

Valmet’s delivery consists of a customized Valmet Training Simulator for the entire power plant including turbines, heat recovery steam generators, conventional boilers, and steam turbines.

Information about EthosEnergy

EthosEnergy is a leading independent service provider of rotating equipment services and solutions to the power, oil & gas and industrial markets. EthosEnergy runs the operations and maintenance of the Louisiana Station power plant on behalf of ExxonMobil, one of the world's largest publicly traded international oil and gas companies.

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For further information, please contact:
Mike Marich, Sales Manager Automation, Valmet, tel. +1 215 393 4304
Lars Almkvist, Director Simulators and Process Control, Valmet, tel. +46 705 595 390
Emmeli Olén, Director Valmet Learning Services, Valmet, tel. +46 766 396 712

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