Valmet signs an automation service agreement with Viridor in the United Kingdom
Valmet and Viridor have signed a three-year service agreement for six waste-to-energy plants in the United Kingdom. The agreement covers maintenance and technical support, cybersecurity services, and lifecycle services and upgrades for the plants’ automation systems, helping to ensure the availability and security of the systems also in the future.
The agreement was signed during the second quarter of 2020.
“We have selected Valmet for a new three-year, multi-site service agreement of the distributed control systems within our Energy Recovery Facilities. This is based upon the positive experience we have had with Valmet’s expertise and support across our fleet since the completion of our very first energy from waste plant,” says Dave Field, Viridor Director of Engineering (Energy).
“We have had a positive relationship with Viridor for a long time, and we appreciate their trust for our services and Valmet in general. Our proactive services and response times are highly valued by Viridor as it makes system-related downtime negligible. With this service agreement, Viridor’s automation system will be even better protected and up to date in the future as well,” says Samuel Asuming, UK Area Service Manager, Automation, Valmet.
The long-term relationship further strengthened by the service agreement
Valmet has previously supplied Valmet DNA distributed control systems and services to Viridor’s waste-to-energy plants in Ardley, Beddington, Cardiff, Dunbar, Peterborough, and Runcorn. Now the agreements and services associated with each site have been unified with one service agreement covering all the plants.
Maintenance and technical support, cybersecurity services, and lifecycle services for the plants’ automation systems are covered by the new service agreement. Spare parts and repairs, lifecycle plans, and automation upgrades are carried out additionally by demand.