Fortum eNext has been responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Hamm CCGT power plant in Germany since 2007. In 2014 the power plant faced serious profitability issues due to decreased electricity prices. The customer and Fortum eNext together created a new operating model that made it possible for the power plant to continue operating, but in a way that is cost-efficient and profitable for both parties.
“In order to stay competitive in the fluctuating and highly competitive local market, we needed a strong, long-term O&M strategy that would provide cost-effective operation and maintenance with an optimal workforce ensuring a high-level of quality and reliability, as well as meeting or even exceeding the demanding environmental and safety standards,” says General Manager Mikko Päivärinta from Fortum eNext, who worked as Plant Manager at the Hamm power plant from 2007 to 2018.
In the end, Fortum eNext and the customer succeeded in creating a new operating model enabling the power plant to continue operations profitably and to hold on to its own, experienced and motivated staff, thereby making it possible to run the plant in a flexible and profitable way.
The customer is very satisfied with the situation.
“We chose Fortum as our O&M operator due to great price-quality ratio and have not regretted our choice. The availability is high, and we are impressed by Fortum’s safety culture and technical competence,” says Dr. Martin Buschmeier, CEO of Trianel Gaskraftwerk Hamm GmbH & Co.