Valmet to supply an automation and safety system to the Balticconnector pipeline project gas compression station in Inkoo, Finland

19 September 2018

Valmet will supply an automation and safety system to the new gas compression station of the Balticconnector pipeline project in Inkoo, Finland. The offshore pipeline will connect the gas networks in Finland and Estonia.

The order was included in Valmet's second quarter of 2018 orders received. The automation and safety system will be started up in June 2019.
"In Finland, we have many years of experience from Valmet systems at remote-controlled compression stations, and Valmet will ensure good system upkeep and the potential for further development for users in a new and upcoming business environment," says Tom Främling, Project Director at Baltic Connector Oy, the company in charge of implementing the gas pipeline.

"Valmet participates in the development of a new kind of energy infrastructure as well as in LNG, biogas and gas network projects. These projects support sustainability and increase gas delivery reliability. Valmet has many significant references in automating compression stations. We are a solutions provider who enables different kinds of operating models," remarks Jani Hautaluoma, Director, Process Automation, Valmet.

Valmet's delivery includes a Valmet DNA automation system, a Hima safety system, application software configuration, factory acceptance testing, commissioning and operator training. Once the project is completed, the automation system will be connected with the automation systems that Valmet has earlier supplied to Gasum's compression stations in Imatra, Kouvola and Mäntsälä in Finland.