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Valmet signs automation service agreement with Viridor for its six waste-to-energy plants in UK

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Valmet signs automation service agreement with Viridor for its six waste-to-energy plants in UK

September 08, 2020 - 04:20
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ESPOO, Finland, Sept. 8, 2020 (Press Release) -Valmet and Viridor have signed a three-year service agreement for six waste-to-energy plants in the United Kingdom. The agreement covers maintenance and technical support, cybersecurity services, and lifecycle services and upgrades for the plants’ automation systems, helping to ensure the availability and security of the systems also in the future.

The agreement was signed during the second quarter of 2020.

“We have selected Valmet for a new three-year, multi-site service agreement of the distributed control systems within our Energy Recovery Facilities. This is based upon the positive experience we have had with Valmet’s expertise and support across our fleet since the completion of our very first energy from waste plant,” says Dave Field, Viridor Director of Engineering (Energy).

“We have had a positive relationship with Viridor for a long time, and we appreciate their trust for our services and Valmet in general. Our proactive services and response times are highly valued by Viridor as it makes system-related downtime negligible. With this service agreement, Viridor’s automation system will be even better protected and up to date in the future as well,” says Samuel Asuming, UK Area Service Manager, Automation, Valmet.

The long-term relationship further strengthened by the service agreement

Valmet has previously supplied Valmet DNA distributed control systems and services to Viridor’s waste-to-energy plants in Ardley, Beddington, Cardiff, Dunbar, Peterborough, and Runcorn. Now the agreements and services associated with each site have been unified with one service agreement covering all the plants.

Maintenance and technical support, cybersecurity services, and lifecycle services for the plants’ automation systems are covered by the new service agreement. Spare parts and repairs, lifecycle plans, and automation upgrades are carried out additionally by demand.

Information about the customer Viridor

Employing more than 3,200 people, Viridor is one of the largest recycling, energy recovery, and waste management companies in the UK with the UK’s largest network of 300+ advanced recycling, energy recovery and landfill diversion facilities. Viridor has 150 local authority and major corporate clients with 32,000 customers across the UK. Its full range of services includes recycling and waste advice and auditing, advanced materials recycling, glass and plastics reprocessing, composting, mechanical and biological treatment, anaerobic digestion, waste to energy, transport, collection, landfill disposal, and habitat restoration and management. In total it safely manages more than eight million tons of recyclables and waste materials for customers from all sectors across the UK.

VALMET

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Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2019 were approximately EUR 3.5 billion. Our more than 13,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.