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Automation will accelerate decisions in Estonian biogas plant

19th January 2022
Caroline Hayes

Process technologies, automation and services provider, Valmet, will provide an automation system to the first biogas plant in Estonia. Scheduled for operation from 2023, the plant will produce biomethane for the natural gas network and fuel for compressed natural gas-powered vehicles. 

Process technologies, automation and services provider, Valmet, will provide an automation system to the first biogas plant in Estonia. BioWOIMA’s biogas plant in Tallinn is scheduled to begin operation in 2023 and will produce biomethane for the natural gas network and fuel for compressed natural gas-powered vehicles. Biofertiliser for agricultural use will be a by-product of the plant.

In May this year, Valmet will install the DNA automation system. “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.

The automation system has a web-based interface which extends the use of the automation system beyond traditional remote operations, says Valmet. It includes secure web-based access for teams at the plant to get relevant information whenever they need it, regardless of their location. The company also supplies two containers in which the automation system will be installed.

When in operation, the Tallinn plant will increase the availability of renewable energy on the Estonian energy market. BioWOIMA Finland selected Valmet, because “it has a comprehensive automation system and a lot of experience with similar projects,” according to Toni Hiltunen, Chief Technology Officer, BioWOIMA Finland.

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’s head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.  

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