BIR Avfallsenergi AS, Bergen, Norway, turbine-generator services, 2018 - ongoing

Fortum eNext Turbine and Generator Services has a long-term service agreement (LTSA) in place with BIR Avfallsenergi AS and BKK Värme AS in Bergen, Norway.

BIR Avfallsenergi AS Norway

Case description 

BIR and BKK and are running a waste-to-energy plant Rådalen in Bergen, which takes care of the municipal waste handling and district heating delivery. There are two incineration lines with one turbine and generator unit in each line of the plant. The service contract includes 24/7 technical service support for both turbine and generator units.

Fortum eNext takes care of the whole chain - service, maintenance and supervision of the both product lines together with 24/7 support.

The project includes:

  • Major and minor overhauls for turbines and generators
  • Remote monitoring
  • 24/7 support 

Fulfilling customer's expectations

When selecting a supplier, Fortum eNext convinced the customer with its spot-on service offering and capabilities. The company fulfilled the customer's demands for the most economical solution, broad knowledge and own experience as an energy producer.

The customer's main driver for choosing Fortum as a sole supplier was to save time - without using time for supplier selection process, the overhaul & maintenance work can be done without delay. It is also easier to have one partner who is familiar with the equipment history. The need for repairs can be foreseen in advance, and the efforts can be put to managing the life cycle of high-value and high-risk turbomachinery.

Fortum offers:

  • Technical know-how for the lifetime of turbines and generators
  • Fast response time
  • A broad network and a wide range of equipment from different brands
  • Top priority in Environmental and Health & Safety issues

Rådalen power plant

Waste treatment: 220 000 ton / year
Two boilers, one burning 14 tons / hour
Maximum energy: 60 MW district heat and 8 MW electricity
Contract signed: 2017
Project duration: 2018-2026
Scope of delivery: LTSA for turbine and generator services including 24/7 support agreement