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Energie AG selects Valmet for district heating automation to Wels WtE plant

Finland-headed forest industry and energy technology provider Valmet Oyj has announced that it will deliver district heating automation to Energie AG’s waste recycling plant and the municipal district heating plant in Wels, Austria. The company and the city of Wels are currently expanding the production of district heat from waste to meet the growing need and boost sustainability in the area.

Energie AG’s waste recycling and energy plant in Wels, Austria. Valmet has been selected to supply its district heating automation and optimization solution, marking its first such delivery to Austria (photo courtesy Energie).

Energie AG is an energy and service group, which provides electricity, gas, heat, water as well as waste disposal, and information, communication technology (ICT) services. The deliveries, the value of which has not been disclosed, will take place from the third quarter of 2021 to the second quarter of 2022.

Valmet’s comprehensive product portfolio and complete process solutions with high technological standards met our distinctive quality requirement and led to this order. The company’s long experience in automation and process technology paired with sustainability and reliability convinced us, said Günther Gruber, Power Plant Manager, Energie AG.

Valmet’s delivery includes an extension of the existing Valmet DNA Automation System and a Valmet DNA District Heating Manager application for the waste recycling plant’s district heating extension.

The latter is an Industrial Internet-based online application for district heating network optimization. It ensures optimized district heat production.

Additionally, Valmet delivers a Valmet DNA Automation System for the new hot water boilers of the district heating plant owned by the city of Wels. Both deliveries include application engineering and project implementation.

We have built an excellent relationship with Energie AG over the past 15 years by providing them with advanced automation solutions and a wide range of lifecycle services to their two waste incineration lines. This is now Valmet’s first order for district heating automation and optimization in Austria, said Mustafa Began, Service Area Manager, Automation, Valmet.

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