Valmet Chosen by Lotte E&C to Deliver Automation to Gwangyang Biomass Plant in Korea

Valmet will supply a Valmet DNA distributed control system (DCS) to Gwangyang Green Energy Corporation’s biomass power plant under construction in Southwest Province in South Korea. The order was placed by Lotte Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd (Lotte E&C), which is the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor for the plant.

Valmet Chosen by Lotte E&C to Deliver Automation to Gwangyang Biomass Plant in Korea
Visualization of the Gwangyang biomass plant in South Korea. Image Credit: Valmet

The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the second quarter 2023. Its value will not be disclosed. The deliveries will start in June 2024, and the start-up is scheduled for March 2025.

This is the first time Lotte E&C has chosen Valmet’s automation technology for its power plant projects. Valmet’s experience and advanced control system offer enhanced operational efficiency and sustainable energy production, as well as improved reliability operating the biomass plant.

’’Valmet is a proven supplier for the biomass plant control system globally. We are looking forward to a successful project completion and future project collaboration,’’ says Changhyun Jung, Manager, Power Green Energy Department, Plant Business Division, Lotte E&C.

This is a continuous order in the biomass power plant business in Korea, following the Dangjin biomass power plant. This is meaningful for Valmet’s automation systems, which have proven their high quality and flexible operation over the past year and have diversified Valmet’s business portfolio in Korea. We are ready to further collaborate with our customers in Korea.”

Emilia Torttila-Miettinen, President, Automation Systems Business Line, Valmet

Technical Information of the Delivery

Valmet’s delivery consists of a DNA automation system, a safety control system, and an information management system to control the boiler and balance of plant (BOP) of the new biomass power plant, covering engineering, design, documents, commissioning and supervision works.

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