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Energie Wasser Bern chooses Metso for hydro power plant automation rebuild in Switzerland

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Energie Wasser Bern has chosen Metso to supply a complete control system retrofit for its Felsenau/Engehalde hydro power plant located in Bern, Switzerland.

New automation with 99.9% availability will significantly increase the plant’s reliability and thus contribute to more efficient energy production.

“The company made its decision in favor of Metso based on the evaluation of our technical solution and price,” comments Rene Neubert, Sales Director, Automation, Metso.

New automation will replace the existing control system that has reached the end of its life cycle. The delivery is scheduled for April 2014 and the startup for May-June 2014.

Metso DNA will be used for the turbine control, sluice gate control, excitation control, vibration monitoring as well as for a power plant/river training simulator. Metso will also supply an excitation system, synchronization equipment, generator and transformer protection. Metso’s delivery includes engineering, disassembly of the old equipment, installation, commissioning and testing.

Energie Wasser Bern is one of Switzerland’s largest municipal energy companies. It delivers electricity, heat, water and waste treatment, and operates a fiber optic network in Bern. The company produces energy at a waste-to-energy plant, a combined cycle power plant, and several hydro and photovoltaic power plants. It also is involved in hydro storage and nuclear power plants in Switzerland and France as well as in river hydro, wind, photovoltaic and solar thermal power plants in Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

The Automation segment’s process automation and flow control solutions meet the growing needs of Metso’s customer industries to improve production process efficiency as raw materials and energy sources become scarcer and their costs increase. Our global network of service experts delivers business solutions to our customers that improve their productivity, lower risks and optimize costs.www.metso.com,www.twitter.com/metsoautomation

Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries deliver sustainability and profitability to customers worldwide. Expect results. www.metso.com.

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