Fortum and Maintpartner have extended the Meri-Pori power plant operation and maintenance partnership agreement until the end of 2023. Maintpartner's employees are responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of the plant and its small maintenance projects.
"Maintpartner has reliably kept the Meri-Pori plant in good working order. With the new agreement, we will provide more market-driven flexibility in operation and maintenance, which we believe will benefit both parties," says Vesa Maso, Head of Thermal at Fortum.
“Maintpartner is grateful to be able to continue its important role in power generation and security of supply in close cooperation with Fortum. The extension of the Meri-Pori agreement will further enhance Maintpartner's service offering in the Pori direction,” says Vilho Salovaara, President of Energy at Maintpartner.
The Meri-Pori power plant is Finland's largest coal-fired power plant. The plant was completed in 1994 and has an electrical output of 565 MW. More than half of the power plant's production capacity is in Finland's power reserve.
Maintpartner has been responsible for the operation and maintenance of several Fortum power plants and district heating networks since autumn 2016.
The value of the contract is not disclosed.
Photo from the signing event, from left: Maintpartner’s Olli Nuoranto, Vilho Salovaara and Pasi Tolppanen together with Fortum’s Teuvo Kortelainen, Vesa Maso and Henry Sammalniemi
Vilho Salovaara, President, Energy Business Line
Pasi Tolppanen, Group CEO
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 1,750 people. Our net sales in 2018 amounted to some EUR 165 million. The Group has offices in Finland, Sweden, Poland and Estonia. More information at www.maintpartner.com.