Valmet, Uni Viridas sign 10-year O&M agreement for biomass plant

By Erin Voegele | March 01, 2019

Valmet and Uni Viridas recently signed a 10-year operation and maintenance (O&M) agreement for Uni Viridas’s biomass power plant in Greda, Croatia. Valmet has been operating and maintaining the plant since 2015.

"It was a milestone for Valmet to begin to operate its first constructed power plant for the customer in 2015. In principle, the customer delivers the fuel and sells heat and electricity. Valmet takes care of everything else 365 days a year. The cooperation with Uni Viridas has been excellent and continuing it is a win-win solution," said Markus Bolhar-Nordenkampf, director, energy sales and services, CEN, Valmet.

The facility, delivered by Valmet, features a fluidized bed boiler and can generate up to 10 MW of electricity and 16 MW of heat. The plant is fueled by forest wood and wood chips.

During the past few years, Valmet said it has been able to fulfill the expectations of Uni Viridas, with the plant’s availability exceeding agreed upon targets. Valmet indicated there have been minimal unplanned outages and low flue gas emissions. In addition, efficient boiler operations at low fuel and water consumption have been demonstrated.

"It was a milestone for Valmet to begin to operate its first constructed power plant for the customer in 2015. In principle, the customer delivers the fuel and sells heat and electricity. Valmet takes care of everything else 365 days a year. The cooperation with Uni Viridas has been excellent and continuing it is a win-win solution," said Markus Bolhar-Nordenkampf, director, energy sales and services, CEN, Valmet.

The facility, delivered by Valmet, features a fluidized bed boiler and can generate up to 10 MW of electricity and 16 MW of heat. The plant is fueled by forest wood and wood chips.

During the past few years, Valmet said it has been able to fulfill the expectations of Uni Viridas, with the plant’s availability exceeding agreed upon targets. Valmet indicated there have been minimal unplanned outages and low flue gas emissions. In addition, efficient boiler operations at low fuel and water consumption have been demonstrated.