Valmet to deliver automation to Suomen Teollisuuden Energiapalvelut – STEP Oy’s new utility plant in Harjavalta, Finland

Valmet Oyj’s trade press release on November 5, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. EET

Valmet will deliver an automation system to Suomen Teollisuuden Energiapalvelut – STEP Oy’s utility plant, which is under construction in the Harjavalta Industrial Park, Finland. STEP will build and operate the plant to deliver utilities to their customer’s (BASF) new battery materials plant.

The order was included in Valmet's orders received of the third quarter 2020. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The delivery will take place in spring 2021.

“We already use Valmet DNA as the main automation system at our Harjavalta power plant. As Valmet was able to offer competitive package, it was logical to expand the existing automation system to cover the new plant, too. Having only one system makes maintenance much easier as the staff already knows how to work with it. Additionally, the project gives us very good chance to get familiarized with new Valmet DNA User Interface, says Mika Nuotio, Automation Engineer, Suomen Teollisuuden Energiapalvelut – STEP Oy.

“It is a pleasure to continue our long-term cooperation with STEP in this very interesting project. The company currently has an automation system with DNA Operate process displays. This project will enable the customer to get acquainted with the new Valmet DNA User Interface and enjoy its many benefits,” says Arto Mäkinen, Sales Manager, Automation, Valmet.

Illustration of STEP Oy’s new Harjavalta utility plant

Information about Valmet’s delivery

Valmet’s delivery scope includes software engineering and a Valmet DNA automation system with the new web-based Valmet DNA User Interface (DNA UI) as well as an upgrade of the existing Valmet DNA automation system.

Valmet DNA User Interface (DNA UI) extends the use of the automation system beyond the traditional control room. Built with latest web technologies, it comes with a secure web-based access that enables the mill or plant teams to access relevant information whenever they need it, regardless of their location.

Information about the customer Suomen Teollisuuden Energiapalvelut – STEP Oy (STEP)

Suomen Teollisuuden Energiapalvelut – STEP Oy (STEP) provides sustainable energy solutions for industrial customers in Finland through principles of partnership. Customer needs, energy efficiency and tailored solutions are key factors in all energy solutions offered. STEP is a joint venture owned by Veolia (51%) and Pori Energia (49%).

Corporate Communications

For further information, please contact:
Arto Mäkinen, Sales Manager, Automation, Valmet, tel. +358405492330

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

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