Industrial automation specialist Valmet will install a ‘comprehensive’ automation system to the Baltics’ first biogas plant fired with household and commercial biowaste.

The biomethane production plant built by BioWOIMA Finland Oy in Tallinn, Estonia, will provide sustainable gas for the country’s natural gas network as well as fuel for compressed natural gas-powered vehicles and biofertilizer as a byproduct. 

Commenting on the deal, Toni Hiltunen, Chief Technology Officer, BioWOIMA Finland Oy, said, “The project increases the availability of renewable energy on the Estonian energy market. We Chose Valmet as the automation supplier since it has a comprehensive automation system and a lot of experience with similar projects.” 

Source: Valmet

Valmet’s automation system includes its DNA Automation System, a web-based user interface that comes with secure web-based access that enables plant teams to remotely obtain relevant information about the plant. 

“Our web-based user interface speeds up decision making and enables the operators to work outside the control room, too,” said Arto Mäkinen, Sales Manager, Energy and Process Industry, Automation, Valmet. 

The company will also deliver an information management system and electrical, instrumentation, system, application and display engineering. 

Delivery of the automation system is due for May 2022, ready for the plant to begin operations the following year.