Empower signed a multi-year service agreement with Vattenfall Hydro
Vattenfall extended its long-term cooperation with Empower by signing new multi-year service agreements in December 2014. The agreements cover the operation and maintenance services of the Vattenfall-owned Pamilo hydropower plant and eight smaller hydropower plants in Finland.
“We are very pleased about the extension of our long term cooperation with Vattenfall. The new agreement is a strong sign of our customer's commitment to cooperation, its satisfaction with our services and the mutual development of maintenance and usage operations. Hydropower is an important customer group within the energy sector to us. In the future, our goal is to grow our Operations and Maintenance services in this sector in Finland and other neighbouring countries,” says Eero Paunonen, Director of Empower's Industry Division.
“Empower's operation and maintenance services, as well as control room services are seamlessly interlinked and flexibly adapted to our changing needs. We also value the plant knowledge and service quality associated with our long-term partnership as indicated by the high availability of our power plants,” says Erik Mälkki, Director of Hydro Fleet Management at Vattenfall.
Empower produces added value to its customers through its centralised 24/7 control room and its local operating and maintenance personnel located close to customer plants, and through close cooperation between these functions. The company can utilise the control room and local organisations in a multi-customer service. Vattenfall, one of the largest producers of electricity in Europe and the largest producer of heat, has been Empower's customer for more than ten years. Empower is responsible for the operations and maintenance of all of Vattenfall's hydropower plants located in Finland.
Eero Paunonen, Director, Industry Services, Empower Oy, tel: +358 44 425 2260,
Erik Mälkki, Director, Water Fleet Management, Vattenfall Finland, tel: +358 40 553 5655,
Empower is a multinational service company which helps keep the wheels of society running and improves the competitiveness of customers. Empower group builds, installs, maintains and repairs electricity and telecom networks, maintains power plants and factories and delivers ICT solutions and information management services. Empower provides services in more than a hundred locations in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Turnover in 2013 was €325 million, and the company has more than 2,900 employees. www.empower.eu
Vattenfall is a leading energy company in Europe. Its primary products include heat and power. In terms of power, Vattenfall operates in all parts of the value chain: production, distribution and sales. Vattenfall is the largest seller of electricity in Finland and produces hydroelectric power in Finland. Vattenfall is wholly owned by the state of Sweden. www.vattenfall.fi