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Fortum extends hydropower plant O&M contract with Maintpartner

Fortum has extended its operations and maintenance partnership with Maintpartner (part of Caverion) for 13 hydropower plants in Finland by two years. Maintpartner has been providing the service since 2013.

Maintpartner is responsible for the local O&M of Fortum’s hydropower plants along the Oulujoki and Emäjoki rivers in the north and in Imatra region in eastern Finland, as well as the engineering, implementation and commissioning assignments related to the renewal and maintenance projects at the plants. The continuous development of operations is based, among other things, on jointly developed roadmaps and on dynamic preventive maintenance.

The value of the contract was not disclosed.

“We are pleased to continue to develop our hydropower business together with Maintpartner / Caverion. The service concept related to hydropower plants is currently in a very interesting stage of development, and we expect the ongoing integration of the companies to clearly benefit also Fortum in the future,” says Markku Nivalainen, Fortum’s regional director responsible for the Finnish hydropower plants.

Fortum is a clean energy company that develops and provides solutions for customers in the areas of electricity, heat, cooling and resource efficiency.

In addition to hydropower, Maintpartner operates and maintains several of Fortum’s district heating networks in Finland and Poland, as well as thermal power plants in Finland.