Keeping the hydropower plants running

Caverion is responsible for the comprehensive maintenance and on-site operations of 16 hydropower plants owned by Kemijoki, the most significant generator of hydropower in Finland.

The outsourcing covers a majority of the properties and infrastructure located along the 550-kilometer long Kemijoki river, including artificial lakes, pump and power stations, dams and power cables, all managed by the 80 people now working for Caverion. All operations are monitored and managed remotely from the control room.

In addition to maintenance, Caverion has carried out large modernisations at two of the hydropower plants owned by Kemijoki.

Kemijoki Oy’s hydropower plants, Northern Finland

Service areas: Technical Maintenance, Managed Operations

Technical disciplines: Industrial installations

Lifespan: 2014− (ongoing)

Size: 16 hydropower plants

Contract value: not disclosed