Westenergy refines waste into electricity, district heating and recovered materials.
The service stop started on Saturday the 15th of April at Westenergy’s waste-to-energy plant when the plant was shut down and production of energy was stopped. The actual maintenance work in the plant started on Sunday the 16th of April. The service stop will take two weeks, and during that time, the production units of Vaasan Sähkö and Vaskiluodon Voima will produce district heating in the area. Waste deliveries are directed to the new storage area.
Service stop is relatively hectic at the plant as the plant needs to start operation in schedule. In addition to Westenergy’s personnel, over 100 people will participate in the service stop. During the two weeks, all those maintenance and repair work and inspections that cannot be carried out when the plant is in operation, are carried out. “This year the largest maintenance work include the maintenance of the grate and waste grab cranes. Changing all the fabric filters used in flue gas purification takes also a lot of time.”, explains Production Engineer Petri Suomela.
Service stop is a key part of maintenance as it creates the prerequisites for high usability rate of the plant. In 2022 the usability rate of the plant was a full 100 percent which means that the plant was kept in operation throughout the year apart from the planned service stop.
Olli Alhoniemi, Managing Director
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