Metsä Board Husum, Sweden, steam turbo-generator relocation, 2010–2011

Fortum provided full scope of turbine and generator overhauls and modernizations of all related control and protection systems included into the relocation project from France to Sweden.

Husum turbine refernce Sweden

Description of the project

Fortum Power Solutions, Turbines was selected as a supplier for turbo-generator relocation from closed paper mill Alizay France to the new site Husum Sweden. Project included major overhauls of the turbine, gearbox and generator. Modernizations of the turbine vibration monitoring system, control system and generator synchronization, excitation and protection included into the full scope.

Control stage and 4th stage of the rotating blades were damaged and those were re-engineered, fabricated and installed. On the generator rotor damaged isolations and defected cable glands were repaired. Supports for radial movement protection were re-engineered and installed. Overhaul included both stator and rotor electrical condition monitoring measurements. Turbine and generator rotors were high speed balanced after repair works.

Control system renewal included new cabinets, integration of the controls to the plant’s main automation system, renewal of the overspeed protection and vibration monitoring system. Renewal of the generator electrical systems consisted of planning fabrication of cabinets, FAT testing, installation and commissioning of the excitation, synchronization and generator protection systems.

Customer benefits

Power Solutions, Turbines delivered all the needed services to the customer. Compared to delivery time of a new unit, production could be started significantly in advance. Costs compared to the purchasing of a new unit were remarkable lower and customer has a completely refurbished unit with still plenty of lifetime left.

Technical benefits:

  • Extremely precise and fast control
  • Operational reliability and user-friendliness
  • Quick and flexible control system modifications
  • Fast automatic start-up
  • Fast and secure protection measurements
  • Flexibly extended to auxiliary systems
  • Improved maintenance and spare part availability


Customer: Metsä Board, Alizay France – Husum, Sweden
Turbine: ABB 1991, axial backpressure, nominal power 27 700 kW
Generator: ABB 1991, nominal power 34 625 kVA x .80
Live steam parameters: 61 bar / 450C
Commercial operation: 27.11.1991
Project duration: 2010–2011
Scope of delivery: Turbo-Generator relocation, major overhauls, control and protection system modernizations

When choosing a supplier for the transfer of turbine-generator unit, Fortum’s comprehensive references convinced us. Extensive specialist network together with a prompt spare part delivery were also main reasons  for us to choose Fortum as our partner. Fortum helped to solve even unexpected situations successfully."




Project Manager Hans Sjödin, Metsä Board Husum, Sweden


Vesa Kylmälä
Head of Turbine and Generator Services
Tel: +358 50 454 6323
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