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VEO selected to supply electrification and automation solutions to Ireland’s first heat recovery plant

The delivery is part of South Dublin County Council’s energy company project, which is being implemented in collaboration with Fortum and Amazon Web Service (AWS).

Ireland’s first publicly owned not-for-profit energy company founded by South Dublin County Council (SDCC) is launching a heat recovery project which utilises excess heat from Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) data centre. The heat recovery plant will be implemented by Fortum eNext, who have selected VEO as the supplier of the electrification and automation solutions for the project.

In connection with the project, a district heating network will also be built in Dublin. When completed, the recycled heat collected by the recovery plant will initially heat 47,000 m2 of public sector buildings, 3,000 m2 of retail space and 135 rental apartments. As the project will reduce the need for gas heating in Ireland, it will therefore also decrease greenhouse gas emissions.

“It’s great to be involved in building eco-friendly heating solutions for international projects. The South Dublin project will help to mitigate climate change internationally and meet the EU’s emission standards on time. The delivery also strengthens VEO’s strategy to act as an international power generation automation and electrification integrator,” says VEO’s Key Account Manager Rami Luoma.

The South Dublin project is VEO’s first delivery for a heat pump project and it will be implemented as a turnkey package. Currently, VEO is working with the design and programming of the equipment, after which the production of low- and medium-voltage switchgear and control systems will start at VEO’s factory in Vaasa, Finland. The goal is to start heat supply in Ireland by the end of this year.

“Our strength in these kinds of projects is found in our strong process expertise and experience in successfully managing export projects with our international partners. In a large-scale project, the schedule responsibility is high, but through the use of our own products and close cooperation with local partners, I believe that we will keep to the schedule. We are also very pleased that through this delivery we will be able to strengthen our cooperation with our long-term customer Fortum,” says Luoma.

“We chose VEO because of their readiness to deliver automation and electrification solution as a total delivery to the site in Ireland and their reliability as a supplier. The project has started nicely in close cooperation. Together with our customers we are tackling the challenge of providing clean, reliable and affordable energy to end-users. This includes developing low-carbon solutions for local energy systems that are critical for societies to run,” says Kari Lahti, Energy Systems General Manager of Fortum eNext.

More information

Rami Luoma, Key Account Manager, CHP Plants (WtE & Biomass) VEO, +358 50 5327 428,