Valmet to deliver an automation system for Fortum’s district heating system in Finland

Source: press release, 31 May 2021

Fortum’s Suomenoja power plant
Fortum’s Suomenoja power plant (photo: Fortum)

Valmet will deliver an automation system to Fortum’s heating and cooling business in Finland. Valmet’s advanced technology will enable Fortum to develop and optimise its district heating system in Espoo, Kauniainen and Kirkkonummi through better management, leading to flexibility and lower CO2 emissions.

The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the second quarter 2021. The value of the order is not disclosed. The automation delivery will be handed over to the customer in late March 2022.

“Our goal is to increase the degree of automation of our district heating system to achieve automated steering of our plants and network. In the future, balancing district heat production and demand will become more complex, meaning that we need automation to manage the system,” says Lauri-Juhani Heino, Development Manager at Fortum.

“Valmet’s technical solution supports Fortum’s business and decarbonisation goals very well by offering the right tools to better manage the district heating network,” says Tom Bäckman, Sales Manager, Automation, Valmet.