A Finnish leading operator in the energy field, Helen Oy has ordered an expansive project entity from Raumaster Oy for the Salmisaari Heating Plant A in Helsinki. This is a part of a broader initiative for sustainable development, in which the plant continues to evolve towards more carbon-neutral production by replacing fossil fuel with renewable energy sources.
Helen is converting Salmisaari Heating Plant A, which previously generated district heat through the burning of coal, to be wood pellet powered instead. The part of the Raumaster Energy Fuel Yards Department in the process is delivering the fuel-handling system.
“The fuel-handling system consists of reception, storage silo and conveyors up to the boiler. We will also deliver the cross-drive conveyors between the current and the new pellet system. In addition to the reception system, Raumaster will execute the largest auxiliary systems, meaning HVAC, electrification and fire extinguishing”, says Sales Manager Mika Kaipio.
“We have developed methods of driving the material flows to correlate with the client’s needs. Where a regular storage has one line for the boiler and another from reception to storage, here there will be a combined line for both”, says Manager Janne Rantanen.
The procurement process was fast as compared to the scale of the scope of supply. The process began in November 2022, and the delivery agreement was signed at the end of May 2023. The delivery of the machinery takes place next spring, while the entity is installed and commissioned in the autumn of 2024.
The Helen Oy Salmisaari Power Plant is located in central Helsinki, so the project delivery takes careful planning and coordination in engineering and logistics. The customer will have a separate architect-approved façade built around the completed system.
“We will be undertaking installation and building work as well as electrical, HVAC and fire protection work simultaneously in the relatively small plot of land. This along with the tight scheduling calls for careful planning, the success of which requires the entire supply chain to succeed in all different sectors", Rantanen underlines.