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In addition to our energy, sidestream and circular economy expertise, investment capability, and transparent way of working, we can also help our customers with better environmental performance through an optimised process. This is possible with our sophisticated digital platform. Nevel Remote operation service ensures optimised process operations and prevents unexpected problems. Nevel is the only company in the market that not only offers investment options and monitoring of utilities, but has a robust digital platform as part of the package. For customers this means lower emissions and costs.Read more about our cooperation with Fazer
The Nevel Remote operation service was fully implemented at one of our own plants in Forssa, Finland, in 2017. The combined heat and power generation capacity of the power plant is 190 GWh. We have fully implemented the digital operations and maintenance platform with the most sophisticated available digital technology. The site is operated from our remote operation centre 24/7 and we use machine learning to optimise plant operations. Employees at the plant work normal working hours and are primarily focused on preventive maintenance work. With the Nevel Remote operations and maintenance platform we have been able to optimise the combustion process based on data and reduce residual oxygen levels, CO2 and NOX emissions. Higher energy efficiency and changes in operational model have enabled annual opex savings of EUR 600,000.
Energy and material asset owners are under constant pressure to cut costs and ensure a reliable and uninterrupted energy supply or manage their industrial by-products. Nevel Remote operation service can help by:
The unique 24/7 service uses the most sophisticated Nevel digital operations and maintenance platform. It gives you an opportunity to digitalise production and offsite operations. Based on centralised data and analytics, our digital operations and maintenance platform gathers all data needed to support your business decisions, bringing significant synergy benefits and direct cost savings.
Monitoring and operation is conducted from a remote operation centre staffed by highly skilled operators. These experts are supported by advanced machine-learning technology to analyse data and provide recommendations on how to best maximise efficiency based on set targets.
Nevel´s service offering provides smart maintenance solutions. This includes proactive maintenance recommendations based on real-time measurement and predictive maintenance recommendations based on analytics.
All process data collected is sent to Nevel’s cloud-based monitoring platform. This enables production planning and streamlining as well as better reporting. Once refined, the data facilitates improved management and control.
Renewable energy, automation and resource efficiency open up new opportunities in the current market environment. New ways of working can lead to cost efficiency and pave the way for an optimised energy future. Industrial companies and municipalities are relying more and more on services to stay competitive and keep the focus on their core business. When used in the right way, tools such as analytics and machine learning can significantly increase efficiency in energy production.
We create a plan of the service offering and its scope together with the customer, including initial mapping and data discovery. We define a target level for the service, with a mutual commitment to an agreed operating model and schedule.
Conversion work is carried out together with the customer. The operations service can be typically launched within four months of signing the agreement.
The service enables continuous development in energy production based on the combined experience and expertise of the customer and Nevel. Areas of improvement are identified and followed up, and any course of action is agreed jointly with the customer.