At the beginning of 2015, VEO signed its largest thermal power contract in the company’s history. VEO will deliver the automation and electrification for a large CHP power plant in Skövde, Sweden.
The power plant runs on biomass — wood chips and bark — generating district heat for the local network and electricity for the Swedish national
grid. The thermal output of the power plant is 38 MWth and the electric power output 8 MWe. The generation corresponds to the total annual district heating consumption of approximately 18,000 private houses, and approximately 2,500 houses with electric heating.
Valmet Technologies Oy is the main contractor of the plant. VEO’s scope of delivery will include planning and design, equipment, software, automation and instrumentation for process equipment control as well as commissioning and training — everything that is needed to monitor, control and optimize the plant’s electricity and heat generation process.
“The end customer and we both appreciate VEO’s expertise.”
“VEOs support was of great significance when we were making export efforts in Sweden. The end customer and we both appreciate their expertise,” Sales Director of Valmet, long-time partner of VEO, Mikael Barkar reveals. The total value of the Skövde Värmeverk AB power plant investment is approximately MEUR 40.
The power plant is due to commence operations at the end of 2016. The automation and electrification equipment is planned and manufactured by VEO in Finland. For VEO, the project brings about 20 man-years of employment, of which half is spent on design and manufacturing, and half on work on site.
SKÖVDE värmeverk AB is the largest bioenergy power plant project in the history of VEO.