Valmet to deliver automation to the Baltics’ first biogas plant fired with household and commercial biowaste

Source: press release, 19 January 2022

A Valmet DNA Automation System and an information management system – as well as electrical, instrumentation, system, application and display engineering – will be delivered
A Valmet DNA Automation System and an information management system – as well as electrical, instrumentation, system, application and display engineering – will be delivered (illustration: BioWOIMA Finland Oy)

Valmet will deliver automation to the Baltics’ first biogas plant fired with household and commercial biowaste. Built by BioWOIMA Finland Oy in Tallinn, Estonia, it will produce biomethane for the natural gas network and fuel for compressed natural gas-powered vehicles. Biofertiliser for land improvement is also produced as a by-product.

The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2021. The delivery will take place in May 2022, and the new biogas plant will be ready for operation in 2023.

“The project increases the availability of renewable energy on the Estonian energy market. We chose Valmet as the automation supplier since it has a comprehensive automation system and a lot of experience with similar projects,” says Toni Hiltunen, Chief Technology Officer, BioWOIMA Finland Oy.

“The Valmet DNA automation system supports high plant availability and safe operation. Our web-based user interface speeds up decision making and enables the operators to work outside the control room, too,” says Arto Mäkinen, Sales Manager, Energy and Process Industry, Automation, Valmet.

Valmet’s delivery includes a Valmet DNA Automation System and an information management system as well as electrical, instrumentation, system, application and display engineering.

Valmet DNA Automation System is equipped with a web-based Valmet DNA User Interface that extends the use of the automation system beyond traditional remote operations. Built with the latest web technologies, it comes with secure web-based access that enables the plant teams to get relevant information whenever they need it, regardless of their location.

Additionally, Valmet supplies two containers in which the automation system will be installed.