Lounavoima Oy's project involves building in Salo a state-of-the art waste-to-energy (WtE) plant, which will convert unrecyclable municipal solid waste into energy. From the start, the project has been supported by the data system delivered by ALMA, which is used at the design stage and subsequently in the maintenance of the plant.
In the course of the designing process it is intended to develop an electronic plant template, or rather a ‘power plant template’ that would make transition from one stage of the project to the next as easy and simple as possible.
‘The deployment process of the ALMA system was extremely flexible. Thanks to this system we are always in possession of real-time information about different stages and functions of the power plant. Moreover, the system is mobile, which is very important, in particular when later we transition from the designing stage to the running and maintenance stage,’ says Petri Onikki, the CEO of Lounavoima.
Lounavoima Oy started their business in late 2017. The Salo WtE plant project was launched at the same time. After the power plant is completed, it will be getting waste from 17 municipalities. The combustion process itself generates a lot of heat, however heat will also be recovered through the efficient flue gas cleaning process. Heat generated at the WtE plant is delivered to the Salo’s district heating network. In addition to that the plant will sell electricity to the national grid.
The system will certainly save us a great deal of time and money over the coming years. For Lounavoima, smooth transition from the design stage to the running of the plant in early 2021 is important as well.