The power plant in Harjavalta is built in 1939 at the river Kokemäenjoki in Nakkila. It is one of the most efficient hydropower plants in southern Finland with a head of 26.4 meters. The Power plant is unmanned and remote-controlled.
VEO will supply the electrification of the three turbines as well as power plant and machine automation. The delivery also includes switchgear protection system, excitation system for the three generators as well as electricity distribution from generators to the grid. The two old turbines’ efficiency will rice from 36 to 45 megawatt after the modernisation. The new turbine has a nominal power of 20 megawatt.
The automation and electrification design will begin in the autumn of 2014 after which the suppliers will be chosen. The build itself will begin 2015 and will take about two years. The new unit will be built first and thereafter the two old units will be modernized. VEO’s Sales Manager Harri Ranta says the company impressed the customer with its expertise and by providing the best solution available.
– Our delivery includes everything from planning to project management to commissioning. We have over 20 years of experience from the business and are market leaders within hydropower in Finland. We have therefore no problem to fulfil the tough technical requirements in this project.
Kim Råholm, Vice President Hydropower: Tel +358 207 190 237
Harri Ranta, Sales Manager: Tel +358 207 190 518