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Neste Jacobs to optimize milk powder production of Valio's Seinajoki plant by NAPCON Controller

ESPOO, Finland, Dec. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Technology, engineering and project management company Neste Jacobs and dairy company Valio have signed a long-term agreement for Neste Jacobs to deliver the production optimization of Valio Milk Powder Plant in Seinäjoki, Finland by utilizing with Neste Jacobs' proprietary NAPCON Advanced Process Control (APC) technology. This agreement is continuation for recently successfully delivered NAPCON solutions to dairy industry.

When production is optimized by NAPCON Controller which will be installed in Seinäjoki Plant in early 2015, the production is expected to increase significantly throughout the whole process. All this will be achieved without high Capex investments or production shutdowns. As an add-on energy efficiency of production will improve making the investment into NAPCON Controller very lucrative.

"We are excited to cooperate with a prestigious company like Valio and receive this second in row NAPCON deal from Valio with great honor", says Jarmo Suominen, Managing Director of Neste Jacobs. "We are aiming to be the preferred solution provider in performance improvement and operational excellence by our proprietary NAPCON APC application for wide range of process industries including food industry and the project now awarded to us fits perfectly into this plan of ours."

"Neste Jacobs delivered recently their proprietary NAPCON Controller to the production line of our Lapinlahti whey powder plant and the production increased immediately by more than 10% with no increase in energy consumption", says Vesa Strand, Production Manager of Valio. "We also became convinced of Neste Jacobs' expertise to carry out high-end production optimization projects and are looking into developing our cooperation even further."

For more information, please contact:

Jarmo Suominen, Managing Director, Neste Jacobs Oy, tel + 358 50 458 3399
Vesa Strand, Production Manager, Valio Oy, tel + 358 50 384 0787

Neste Jacobs in brief

Neste Jacobs is a preferred solution provider of high-quality technology, engineering and project services for a wide range of industries in the oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemicals and biotechnology fields. We have more than 50 years of experience in technology development and industrial investment projects as well as maintenance and performance improvement in Europe, North and South America, Asia and the Middle East. In addition to the Nordic countries we are looking to grow in the expanding markets of the Middle East and Russia in particular. We employ more than 1.000 professionals globally. www.nestejacobs.com

Valio is a company owned by 18 milk production cooperatives, which refines and markets mainly milk based products. Valio is the biggest milk production company in Finland and receives 85 percent of the milk produced in Finland. The main product groups are fresh dairy products, cheeses, greases, juices, milk powders, demineralized whey powders and large kitchen products. www.valio.fi

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Source:Neste Oil Corporation