Kemijoki Oy and Maintpartner have renewed their agreement on maintenance and local operations for two of Kemijoki Oy's hydropower plants on the River Lieksanjoki, Finland. Maintpartner has thorough knowledge of the plants after taking care of their operation and maintenance since 2008.
The long-standing relationship has produced both strong basic know-how and new innovations in the development of maintenance. Maintpartner has, among other things, developed monitoring of plants by means of aerial and underwater photography.
“Maintpartner has proved to be a reliable and innovative partner in the operation and maintenance of our power plants. We look forward to a strong and evolving know-how that brings further added value to the maintenance, availability and safety of our power plants,” says Raimo Ojala, Power Plant Manager at Kemijoki Oy.
“We are delighted to continue our good cooperation with Kemijoki Oy,” says Heikki Iitti, head of the hydropower business at Maintpartner. “We can continue to focus on things that are important to the safety, availability and production efficiency of hydropower. The key components are competence development, efficient use of the maintenance system and its data, and utilisation of new operating models such as digitalisation.”
Maintpartner has decades of experience in hydropower, where business growth has strengthened the company's expertise and service offering significantly. Currently, the company is responsible for the operation and maintenance of about forty hydropower plants in Finland and Sweden. In addition to continuous maintenance, Maintpartner offers expert services for the refurbishment of hydropower plants and other special projects.
The value of the agreement will not be disclosed.
Heikki Iitti, Service Manager, Hydropower, Maintpartner
Vilho Salovaara, President, Energy, Maintpartner
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Maintpartner is a leading industrial operation and maintenance company in Northern Europe and the leading expert of the energy sector O&M in the Nordics. We help to improve the productivity of production facilities and minimise process disruptions. In addition, we offer flexible resources to many types of project, engineering and installation assignments. Digitalisation and our AI-based preventive solutions are becoming increasingly essential for industrial operation and maintenance. Maintpartner Group employs approximately 1,800 people. Our net sales in 2017 amounted to some EUR 167 million. The Group has offices in Finland, Sweden, Poland and Estonia. More information at www.maintpartner.com.