Metso's automation technology at Finnish power plants

Metso will supply automation technology to Tampere, Finland, for the Tarastenjärvi waste-to-energy plant and the Hervanta woodchip-fired heating plant as well as an energy management system to Tampereen Sähkölaitos.

Tammervoima Oy's Tarastenjärvi waste-to-energy plant currently under construction will produce electricity and district heat for Tampereen Sähkölaitos. Metso's delivery to the Tarastenjärvi waste-to-energy plant includes a Metso DNA automation and information management system, a safety automation system, a plant performance monitoring application, a calculation and reporting application for emissions monitoring, factory acceptance testing, installation, training and commissioning. Metso's deliveries will take place in 2015 and handover is scheduled for January 2016.

Metso has been chosen as the automation supplier also for Tampereen Energiantuotanto Oy's new Hervanta woodchip-fired heating plant. Heat production will start in May 2015. The automation order was placed by Valmet, which is responsible for the turnkey delivery of the heating plant. The heating plant will be controlled with Metso's automation via a remote connection from the district heat control room at the Lielahti power plant. Metso will supply a Metso DNA automation system to the heating plant as a turnkey delivery, including everything from engineering to commissioning. The delivery also includes an information management system with reporting tools as well as connections to Tampereen Energiantuotanto's other systems.