are top-notch! Compared to other investments in the region with different solutions, we strongly believe that our plant is among the best performing,” says Yaman.

All-in-one – operation and maintenance Uni Viridas had several options before they decided to outsource the operation and maintenance to Valmet for 10 more years. “Valmet built the plant, so they’re

very familiar with the equipment and technology. It’s logical that they operate and maintain it. The Babina Greda power plant is extremely reliable, and we’ve experienced exceptional cooperation and flexibility from Valmet. They have great concern for the customer,” says Lalic.

A successful shared journey This is the first time Valmet has taken full responsibility for a plant’s everyday operation. Markus Bolhàr- Nordenkampf, Director Energy Sales and Services at Valmet, gives his view on outsourcing:

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The Babina Greda power plant’s availability has exceeded agreed targets.

“It’s been a journey into

uncharted waters. We’ve seen complete outsourcing as an interesting possibility, which has along with this project become reality. The cooperation with Uni Viridas has been excellent, and it’s a win-win solution, because we can maximize the plant’s performance until 2029.”

Scope of operation and maintenance contract

● Day-to-day plant operation ● Guaranteed availability performance ● Scheduled preventive and predictive maintenance utilizing Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)

● Unplanned corrective maintenance ● Fuel handling, ash and sand handling ● Routine testing (boiler water chemistry analysis, solid fuel quality) ● Remote performance monitoring ● Annual shutdown maintenance planning and execution, contractor management

● Spare parts management ● Production and maintenance planning and reporting ● Health, safety and environmental management ● Human resources management, certification and training, payroll, time scheduling

● Contractor and service provider management ● Regulatory inspections (PED, ATEX, Environmental) ● Hazardous chemical management ● Spare part and consumables purchasing and delivery ● Budgeting, purchasing, cost control, invoicing

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