Optimal maintenance of district heating network keeps the renovation costs under control

At present, Maintpartner is responsible for the operation and maintenance of some 2,000 km district heating network ensuring that 900,000 end-users get the heat they have ordered. Maintpartner has district heating operations in Finland and Poland.

The age of the existing district heating networks is mainly counted in decades, which indicates that there is need for renovation.

- It is the same situation in all basic infrastructures, whether we talk about water or heat. The pipes get old and need more maintenance, says Jani Uitti, Network Manager at Maintpartner.

Primarily, Maintpartner takes care of network maintenance, service and repairs, monitors the condition and makes investment and renovation proposals to customers.

- It is important to carry out the repairs in a sensible way and correct order to optimize the customer costs. This is our strong competence area regarding maintenance of district heating networks, says Uitti.

Maintpartner takes care also of the construction of new networks for their customers, including structural engineering, construction work supervision and documenting. In addition, Maintpartner offers specialist services to improve the functionality of the district heating system.

Competent operation and maintenance of power plants secure heat generation

Apart from the district heating network, Maintpartner has the responsibility for operation and maintenance of several district heating plants.

- In addition to basic maintenance we implement investments and renovations and various projects, also turnkey deliveries, says Manager Jari Väyrynen at Maintpartner’s Technical Competence Center.

Maintpartner offering includes also real time remote controlling to improve power plant availability. It is part of the MP INtelligence® service designed for analyzing, optimizing and providing predictive guidance for operation and maintenance. With MP INtelligence we can monitor critical production disturbances and errors in operation.

Further information:
Jani Uitti, Network Manager, District heating, +358 (0)400 389 608
Jari Väyrynen, Manager, Technical Competence Center, +358 (0)50 454 6710
Jukka Kallioniemi, EVP, Energy, +358 (0)50 453 2727

Leibur AS signs maintenance outsourcing contract with Maintpartner Group

Leibur AS and Maintpartner Group have signed an agreement covering Leibur’s maintenance operations, including 12 employees, at the Tallinn production site. Maintpartner will take over the services on 1 March, 2017. The purpose of the agreement is to further develop the mode of operation and efficiency of maintenance operations to improve the productivity of the plant.

- Maintpartner is a well-recognized maintenance service partner for other Lantmännen Group factories in Finland and Estonia. We are looking forward to a fruitful cooperation at Leibur to meet our productivity improvement goals, says Asso Lankots, Managing Director at Leibur AS.

The bakery company Leibur AS in Estonia is part of the Lantmännen Group.

More information:
Rein Posti, Service Manager, Maintpartner Estonia, tel. +372 5354 4298
Mika Riekkola, Vice President, Sales, Maintpartner Group Oy, tel. +358 40 739 6607
Asso Lankots, Managing Director, Leibur AS, tel: +372 650 4777

Maintpartner and airlaid material producer SharpCell enter into cooperation in Finland

Maintpartner and the airlaid material producer SharpCell have agreed on maintenance services in Finland. The maintenance responsibility of the SharpCell production facility transfers to Maintpartner at the beginning of March 2017.

Maintenance development, especially the improvement of preventive maintenance is an integral part of the agreement. SharpCell has acquired the Arrow Novi maintenance management system and the Maintpartner MP Flow® order-delivery system, and the coordination of the systems has started. Following the start of the agreement all work orders are made in the system, which allows, for example, device-specific reporting.

Maintpartner takes over also the annual maintenance shutdowns, the supervision of electrically operated equipment and machinery, as well as the supervision of pressure equipment/natural gas.

SharpCell Oy operates in Kausala, Finland, and manufactures airlaid nonwoven fabric, which is used, e.g. in hygiene products, table-setting products, and napkins. Main part of the production is exported.

Further information:
Jari Oinonen, Sales Manager, Maintpartner Finland, +358 50 436 5133

Maintpartner is the expert productivity partner for industrial operation and maintenance

Industrial companies look for skilled partners to improve their productivity and competitiveness. Operation and maintenance is the area where Maintpartner can help their customers achieve their objectives.

The competence and expertise of Maintpartner’s personnel combined with advanced digital services contribute to increased productivity in a safe and sustainable way. The digital services enable efficient and transparent operations.

The field workforce management system MP Flow®, which Maintpartner has developed, brings benefits both as a tool and an operational model. For example, we can combine the customer’s and Maintpartner’s processes and integrate the MP Flow system into the customer’s CMMS. This enables handling work orders, monitoring and reporting through one channel in a smooth manner.

Maintpartner can also with MP Intelligence® offer an excellent a solution for optimizing, analyzing and providing predictive guidance for operation and maintenance operations. With MP INtelligence we can prevent a significant part of production disturbances whether they are caused by errors in operation or faulty devices. MP INtelligence is not only about data management but also about providing real additional value by improving customers’ productivity.

Combining the expertise of our people with our digital services produces solutions that will result in higher productivity, the development of which is a strong focal point at Maintpartner.

Technical skills in industrial operation and maintenance are one of our objectives that we are resolutely working towards by broadening and deepening the competence and expertise of our employees. As a comprehensive expert company Maintpartner is the best productivity partner for its customers both locally and globally.

Further information: Johan Westermarck, CEO, Maintpartner Group, +358 50 339 7972

Maintpartner and Ariterm agree on maintenance and installation services of bio heating systems in Finland

Maintpartner Finland and biomass boiler manufacturer Ariterm Oy have signed a framework agreement on maintenance and installation services regarding the bio heating systems delivered by Ariterm in Finland. Maintpartner is one of Ariterm’s main subcontractors relating to maintenance services.

Maintpartner has a comprehensive national organization which enables cost effective and quick maintenance and installation services throughout the country.

Ariterm, an energy technology pioneer, is the leading manufacturer of bio heating systems with capacity less than 10 MW in the Nordic countries, and the strong expertise that Maintpartner has in the energy sector is an integral part of the cooperation. Ariterm develops, manufactures and markets heating technology for renewable fuels like pellets, firewood and wood chips.

Further information:
Jari Oinonen, Sales Manager, Maintpartner Finland, +358 50 4365133

Maintpartner delivers floodgate to Vattenfall in Sweden

Maintpartner Sweden delivers and installs an 86 ton floodgate to the Vargö hydropower plant owned by Vattenfall in Vänersborg/Trollhättan region during 2017. Maintpartner takes care also of the dismantling of the old floodgate.

- In the past decade we have successfully delivered a significant number of floodgates, which has further increased our expertise in this area. We are delighted that our customers appreciate the quality of our floodgates and the competence of our technicians, says Mikael Hultgren, Service Manager at Maintpartner Sweden.

Additional information:
Peter Jonsson, Country President, Maintpartner Sweden, +46 (0)70 864 56 42