Neste Jacobs to optimize milk powder production of Valio’s Seinäjoki plant by NAPCON Controller
Technology, engineering and project management company Neste Jacobs and dairy company Valio have signed a long-term agreement for Neste Jacobs to deliver the production optimization of Valio Milk Powder Plant in Seinäjoki, Finland by utilizing with Neste Jacobs’ proprietary NAPCON Advanced Process Control (APC) technology. This agreement is continuation for recently successfully delivered NAPCON solutions to dairy industry.
When production is optimized by NAPCON Controller which will be installed in Seinäjoki Plant in early 2015, the production is expected to increase significantly throughout the whole process. All this will be achieved without high Capex investments or production shutdowns. As an add-on energy efficiency of production will improve making the investment into NAPCON Controller very lucrative.
“We are excited to cooperate with a prestigious company like Valio and receive this second in row NAPCON deal from Valio with great honor”, says Jarmo Suominen, Managing Director of Neste Jacobs. “We are aiming to be the preferred solution provider in performance improvement and operational excellence by our proprietary NAPCON APC application for wide range of process industries including food industry and the project now awarded to us fits perfectly into this plan of ours.”
“Neste Jacobs delivered recently their proprietary NAPCON Controller to the production line of our Lapinlahti whey powder plant and the production increased immediately by more than 10% with no increase in energy consumption”, says Vesa Strand, Production Manager of Valio. “We also became convinced of Neste Jacobs’ expertise