Valmet will supply the basic automation engineering for Gasum's liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations in the Nordic countries. The aim is to identify the optimal automation solution for collection and central control of all measurement data connected to the LNG terminal operations of Gasum's subsidiary Skangas.

The order is included in Valmet's first quarter 2017 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The basic automation engineering phase has already started, and will be finished in early May.

Once the basic engineering phase is complete, Gasum and Valmet will together define the needed functionalities and equipment, based on Valmet's DNA automation system. If Gasum decides to go forward with the system, Valmet's solutions would be installed and used at LNG terminals in the Nordic countries operated by Gasum's subsidiary Skangas.

"The Valmet DNA automation system will strengthen our capability to collect measurement data and control it centrally. The cooperation with Valmet has started effectively," says Pertti Norjos, Chief Information Officer at Gasum Group.

"Valmet is today able to offer a complete automation solution for LNG operations. Our optimization tool lets our customers reduce costs without compromising on safety or reliability," says Jani Hautaluoma, Director of Process Automation at Valmet.

Valmet has more than 40 years' experience in automation. The company's skills are based on expertise in marine and land-based projects, along with significant R&D investments across the automation offering.

"Valmet's strategy is for us to become the best solutions provider for small-scale LNG players. Also, we want to support our customers by offering a wider scope than merely being a system provider," Hautaluoma adds.