Finland: Enhancing Production Valmet to Supply Energy Management Systems to Kemira Chemicals’ Units in Finland

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Valmet will be supplying the energy management systems to Kemira Chemicals’ Finland-based bleaching chemical plants in Äetsä and Joutseno. The delivery includes a Valmet DNA Energy Management System along with a DNA Information Management System.

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Kemira's new N3 chlorate plant at Joutseno in Finland.
Kemira's new N3 chlorate plant at Joutseno in Finland.
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Finland – Valmet will supply an energy management solution to optimise production and energy consumption at Kemira Chemicals’ bleaching chemical plants in Äetsä and Joutseno in Finland. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the third quarter 2019. The value of the order is not disclosed. The solution will be delivered to the customer in November 2019 and commissioned in May 2020.

“The new solution will enable us to combine electricity purchasing and production planning in Äetsä and Joutseno. Thanks to the system’s calculation model, our plants will be able to optimise production at the right time, according to electricity price variations. We will gain significant electricity cost savings at an annual level,” says Ilkka Palsola, Project Manager at Kemira Chemicals.

“The solution is based on Valmet’s existing production optimisation system developed for energy production plants. We are now applying it for the first time to the energy-intensive industry. The solution improves electricity purchasing and provides plants with a more active role in the electricity market, among others. This is an important step forward for the firm as a supplier of intelligent energy solutions,” says Tiina Stenvik, Director, Performance Solutions, Valmet.

Information about Valmet’s delivery

Specialist Book „Heat Transfer Technique“The comprehensive standard work „Heat Transfer Technique“ offers not only a detailed and well-founded presentation of the basics of heat transfer technique, but also shows the latest state of the art and the latest regulations in the use of organic fluids. Thematically, the book is rounded off with an overview of property data of organic heat transfer fluids as well as many use cases from practical experience.

The delivery includes a Valmet DNA Energy Management System, which is part of the Valmet Industrial Internet portfolio and utilises several data sources in production optimisation. The firm will also supply a Valmet DNA Information Management System for storing and further processing data as well as for reporting.

The energy management solution will be delivered in cooperation with Valmet’s Industrial Internet partner Energy Opticon, based in Sweden.