Finland-headed forest industry and energy technology provider Valmet Oyj has announced that has received a repeat automation technology order from Asia's largest capacity biomass power plant owned by GS EPS Co., Ltd. Phase 2 of the Dangjin 4 Biomass Power Plant is currently under construction in the city of Dangjin, close to Seoul in South Korea.
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The order, the value of which has not been disclosed, was placed by GS Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd (GS E&C), the contractor responsible for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of Phase 2 of the Dangjin 4 Biomass Power Plant.
The delivery will take place at the end of 2019 with installation and commissioning expected to start in February 2020.
Part of GS Group, GS EPS Co., Ltd. is the first independent power producer (IPP) in South Korea and uses several low-carbon emission clean fuel sources including gas and biomass.
Also a GS Group company, GS Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd (GS E&C) has grown to be a top-level construction company in all project areas, such as plant construction, power generation, environment, civil engineering, architecture, and housing.
Boiler and fuel management system
Valmet’s delivery includes a Valmet DNA automation system, a vibration monitoring system, a plant performance system, an information management system, a fuel management system, a boiler protection system, and a boiler environmental package system.
Valmet’s automation system is one of the best and most optimized solution for biomass-fired power plants. In addition, Valmet listens very carefully to its customers’ wishes and concerns. We expect phase 2 to be successful with a great partner like Valmet, said Seung il Choi, General Manager, GS E&C.
In 2014-2015, Valmet delivered automation for phase 1 of the Dangjin 4 Biomass Power Plant. Similarly to that, the new power plant will have an electrical capacity of 105 MW and run 100 percent on woodchips. Once the new project is completed, the Dangjin unit will be the largest biomass power plant in Asia.
With Valmet’s automation technology, it will be able to further enhance its competitiveness in the power market, increase its electricity capacity and produce more renewable energy.
We have been successfully providing maintenance services for phase 1 of the Dangjin 4 Biomass Power Plant, and our automation system has proven its flexible operation over the past years, said Wan Mo Yoon, Senior Sales Manager, Energy & Process Systems, Korea, Automation, Valmet.