At the beginning of 2015, VEO signed its largest thermal power contract in the
company’s history. VEO will deliver the automation and electrification for a
large CHP power plant in Skövde, Sweden.
The power plant runs on biomass — wood chips and bark — generating
district heat for the local network and electricity for the Swedish national
grid. The thermal output of the power plant is 38 MWth and the electric power
output 8 MWe. The generation corresponds to the total annual district heating
consumption of approximately 18,000 private houses, and approximately
2,500 houses with electric heating.
Valmet Technologies Oy is the main contractor of the plant. VEO’s scope of
delivery will include planning and design, equipment, software, automation and
instrumentation for process equipment control as well as commissioning and
training — everything that is needed to monitor, control and optimize the plant’s
electricity and heat generation process.
“VEOs support was of great significance when we were making export efforts
in Sweden. The end customer and we both appreciate their expertise,”
Sales Director of Valmet, long-time partner of VEO, Mikael Barkar reveals. The
total value of the Skövde Värmeverk AB power plant investment is approximately
The power plant is due to commence operations at the end of 2016. The
automation and electrification equipment is planned and manufactured by VEO
in Finland. For VEO, the project brings about 20 man-years of employment, of
which half is spent on design and manufacturing, and half on work on site.