Valio’s Oulu plant powered up with local bio energy
"Adven’s ecological local energy solution gave us great security of supply. It’s a long-term heating solution with stable, competitive price."
Adven builds a new boiler plant of solid fuel with the power of 5 MW at Valio’s Maikkula plant in Oulu. Adven has served as the energy supplier of the Oulu Valio plant since 1989. Currently, the process energy required by the plant is produced with heavy fuel oil, the production capacity of which will remain alongside the solid fuel plant for backup and peak use.
When the new solid fuel plant is completed, the process and heat energy required by the Valio Oulu plant will be produced with domestic bioenergy, woodchips and other wood-based fuel and milled peat. This will render the energy production considerably more environmentally-friendly in comparison to the current production based on fossil fuel. In addition, the use of local energy increases local employment in the fuel production and logistics chain.
Adven will be in charge of building the whole plant and producing process and heat energy for the needs of Valio. The Valio Oulu plant is undergoing an expansion project leading to an increased use of energy in the future. In addition, the investment will enable the use of steam in the plant process, thereby further diversifying the product range of the Oulu Valio plant.