Modernisation of steam turbine automation brought flexibility to production – Case Neve, Finland
In 2019, Fortum and Valmet implemented an extensive modernisation of steam turbine automation for Neve (Napapiirin Energia ja Vesi Oy). The control and protection system was renewed completely and integrated into the plant’s DCS system. This brought more flexibility to production, which enables participation in frequency support in the reserve market. The investment will therefore pay off quickly.