Valmet to deliver steam turbine automation to Energie AG in Austria

Valmet Oyj’s trade press release on April 3, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. EET 

Valmet will deliver a steam turbine control system to Energie AG’s waste recycling plant in Wels, Austria. The company is migrating the current turbine controls to Valmet DNA automation system in order to have a fully integrated control system for the whole plant. This will also bring better visibility for the whole process, easier and more efficient operations and troubleshooting.

The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter 2024. The value or the order is not disclosed. The delivery will take place in April 2024 and the planned turbine start-up is scheduled for June 2024.

“Valmet’s automation system’s high reliability and proven availability combined with our experience of Valmet’s local Austrian team met our distinctive quality requirement and led to this order. In addition, Valmet’s long experience in automation and process technology paired with sustainability and reliability convinced us,” says Günther Gruber, Power Plant Manager, Energie AG.

“We have built an excellent relationship with Energie AG over the past 18 years by providing them with advanced automation solutions and a wide range of lifecycle services to their two waste incineration lines. With this second turbine running with Valmet’s automation solution, the customer will reach a maximum level of system integration and already known Valmet DNA advantages,” says Mustafa Began, Service Area Manager, Automation, Valmet.

Technical information about the delivery

Valmet’s delivery for the 23.5 MW steam turbine includes redundant Valmet DNA turbine control with new turbine protection system and new overspeed protection system. The Valmet DNA Steam Turbine Automation system offers convenience together with the thoroughness of a fully integrated system. It is suitable to control steam turbines of any brand with any power output.

About the customer Energie AG

Energie AG is an Austrian energy and service group, which provides electricity, gas, heat, water as well as waste disposal and ICT services.

Corporate Communications 

For further information, please contact:
Mustafa Began, Service Area Manager, Automation Systems, Valmet, tel. +43 1 795 52 

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 more than 19,000 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. Valmet’s net sales in 2023 were approximately EUR 5.5 billion.

Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in Espoo, Finland.  

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