Kemira expands partnership with Bilfinger to Sweden

August 17, 2018

Successful cooperation now also covers Helsingborg location

Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries, is expanding its longstanding cooperation with Bilfinger to Sweden. Bilfinger, which has been providing Kemira with various services at the Austrian location in Krems since 2001, now also assumes exclusive responsibility for maintenance and project-related services, including engineering, at Kemira’s Helsingborg location in southern Sweden from June 1, 2018. This success was preceded by a comprehensive selection procedure from which Bilfinger emerged the winner thanks mainly to the Bilfinger Maintenance Concept (BMC). The contract in Sweden runs for a period of about three-and-a-half years and has a volume of around €25 million.

“The expansion of the longstanding cooperation with an international customer like Kemira underscores our strong market position”, says Gerald Pilotto, Executive President of Bilfinger’s Maintenance, Modifications & Operations (MMO) Continental Europe division. “As a leading industrial services provider, we have for decades been ensuring that our customers can focus on their core business while we optimize their maintenance costs and, at the same time, increase the productivity of their plants.”

Recognized with Supplier Excellence Award

In March 2018, Bilfinger was recognized by the customer with the first-ever Supplier Excellence Award for its performance at the Kemira location in Krems. The service portfolio in Krems covers engineering and maintenance with a focus on mechanical as well as electrical and automation engineering. Bilfinger also carries out projects related to the construction and modification of plants and is responsible for material management.

In Helsingborg, where Kemira has about 300 employees and produces chemicals for water treatment as well as bleach, Bilfinger is now delivering a scope of services similar to what is provided in Krems. Helsingborg is Kemira’s largest location.

With the Bilfinger Maintenance Concept (BMC), Bilfinger has combined and structured the comprehensive expertise it has gained from decades of experience. The objective is to be able to provide customers with the same high maintenance standard no matter where they are located. The BMC is divided into 16 modules and is based on the experience and knowledge from more than 400 maintenance analyses. The concept is precisely tailored to the individual wishes of the customer. With a consistent application, the potential for reduction of annual maintenance costs over a period of five years is up to 40 percent, while plant productivity can be increased by up to 10 percent under certain conditions.