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Empower and Koskienergia strengthen and expand co-operation regarding operation and maintenance in hydropower

News   •   Dec 03, 2019 08:00 UTC

Empower and Koskienergia, a company focused on carbon dioxide free hydro power production, have signed a service agreement covering the operation and maintenance services of each Koskienergia’s 29 hydroelectric power plants in Finland. With the agreement the two companies continue their long-lived co-operation as Empower continues to provide the operation and maintenance services to Koskienergia’s 22 hydroelectric power plants in addition to which Koskienergia selected Empower as the service provider for their 7 remaining hydroelectric power plants located in Finland along Mustio and Paimio rivers. The five-year service agreement starts January 1st 2020.

– We wanted to find a partner, who can provide nationwide services all our hydroelectric power plants. Empower has been a trustworthy partner so we felt confident in expanding the co-operation with them. We have a long history together and Empower thus knows our business well and has been able to develop services and their operations from our point of view and in customer centric manner. We continue our co-operation with pleasure and outsource the new 7 power plants also to Empower, comments Hannu Ruotsalainen, CEO of Koskienergia.

With the agreement Empower strengthens its’ role as operation and maintenance service provider within the energy production sector.

– We are happy that our good partnership with Koskienergia continues and the positive customer experiences encouraged them to expand the scope of services sourced from us. The compliments belong to our skilled and motivated personnel providing hydro power services with extensive domain knowledge. Also our comprehensive operation and maintenance services and solutions cater well the needs of decentralized energy production. To us hydro power production, among other forms of energy production, creates an important focus area where we want to gain market growth and become known as a service provider exceeding the customer expectations, continues Jari Simola, Vice President, Empower Smart Industry business.

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