VEO has signed a contract with Vattenfall power company to modernise the electric automation of a 7MW-hydropower plant in Hilmonkoski.

VEO has signed a contract with Vattenfall power company to modernise the electric automation of a 7MW-hydropower plant in Hilmonkoski. The plant is located in the municipality of Kannonkoski in Central Finland and dates back to 1957. The last time the plant’s electrification and automation systems were modernised was in 1999; in a project that was also made by VEO. This time, the power plant’s automation, excitation, synchronisation and protection systems will be upgraded.

“We selected VEO as the supplier because they have been consistent in developing their operations, particularly in terms of the new technologies and expertise they can provide us”

A turnkey delivery with the latest technology  

In line with most of VEO’s modernisation projects, Hilmonkoski will be a turnkey delivery. The project covers all stages; from the design phase, where the renewal of the plant’s systems and machinery is planned, all the way to the installation, training of the end-customer and finally commissioning. In addition, the turbine governor will be replaced, and the generator’s excitation and protection systems will be taken to a new level with VEO’s in-house innovation, the Generator Commander. The Commander combines the protection, excitation and synchronisation of the generator into one device, which saves both space and time when installed and tested.

“We selected VEO as the supplier because they have been consistent in developing their operations, particularly in terms of the new technologies and expertise they can provide us”, says Jari Keskinen, the Head of Maintenance from Vattenfall.

VEO – where supply and demand meet

The Sales Director at VEO, Kim Råholm, believes that VEO has once again proven that they can successfully meet the customer’s needs and requirements. The delivery will be handed over to the customer by the 9th of December 2019.

 

Vattenfall’s press release

 

More information:

Kim Råholm, Sales Director, Hydropower, VEO Oy, +358 20 7190 237, kim.raholm@veo.fi

Jari Vataja, Vice President, Power Generation, VEO Oy, +358 20 7190 358, jari.vataja@veo.fi