HELSINKI, Finland, Sept. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Metso will supply automation technology to improve combustion control at Estonia's largest power producer Eesti Energia's plant in Narva. The order was placed by Fortum who will supply nitrogen oxides reduction technology to Eesti Energia's Blocks 3, 4, 5 and 6. Advanced reduction technology controlled with Metso's efficient combustion control solution will enable the power producer to maintain optimal combustion conditions, thus minimizing emissions and meeting the EU's tightening emissions norms.
"We selected Metso's automation solution for the Narva nitrogen oxides reduction project based on a bidding process where Metso's expertise and wide experience led to their advantage. Also our earlier cooperation with Metso has been successful, and the previous deliveries have fulfilled our expectations regarding product reliability and operability," says Kari Lahti, Head of Performance Services, Power Solutions, Fortum.
Blocks 3, 4, 5 and 6 at the Narva plant all have two boilers fueled by oil shale with a total electrical capacity of approximately 800 megawatts. Metso's combustion control solutions will replace the existing outdated control technology for the boilers. Metso's delivery scope will include dismantling and field engineering, motor control cabinets, redundant process stationsand operating stations. Blocks 3, 4, and 6, as well as the peak boiler house, run with the Metso DNA automation system. The plant has service agreements with Metso to support these systems and provide regular upgrades to them.
The order is included in the 2014 first quarter orders received by Metso. The deliveries will take place later in 2014 and 2015.
Fortum and Metso have a long track record of developing demanding special applications in cooperation to match the needs of power producers. Metso's technologies are used at numerous Fortum plants in Finland and Estonia.
More information about Fortum
Fortum generates, distributes and sells electricity and heat, and offers related expert services. Its operations focus on the Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia and Poland. In 2013, Fortum's sales totaled EUR 6.1 billion and comparable operating profit was EUR 1.6 billion. At the end of March 2014, Fortum employed approximately 8,800 people. www.fortum.com
Metso's process automation solutions are designed to maximize the profitability of our customers' businesses by improving production performance and cost, energy and material efficiency. Our worldwide network of experts supports our extensive range of process automation solutions and services. We serve our customers in the pulp and paper and other process industries, power generation, marine, and oil & gas.
Metso is a leading process performance provider, with customers in the mining, oil and gas, and aggregates industries. Metso's cutting-edge services and solutions improve availability and reliability in minerals processing and flow control, providing sustainable process and profit improvements. Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland. In 2013, Metso's net sales totaled EUR 3.8 billion. Metso employs approximately 16,000 industry experts in 50 countries. Expect results.
For further information, please contact:
Juha-Pekka Jalkanen, Director, Plant Performance Solutions, Automation, Metso juha-pekka.jalkanen(at)metso.com, tel. +358 20 483 8106 or mobile +358 40 831 0398
Caption: Metso's automation technology will improve combustion control at Estonia's largest power producer Eesti Energia's plant in Narva.
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