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Valmet streamlines its services to customers globally by introducing ‘Valmet’s way to serve’ concept. The aim is to provide the best customer experience in all the touch points of the customer journey. Valmet’s services are based on comprehensive services offering, lifecycle collaboration and core commitments.

“Over the years we have been constantly developing our services to improve the reliability and performance of our customers’ production processes. Valmet’s unique combination of process technology, services and automation and over 200 years of industrial experience form a strong basis to help our customers to reach the wanted maintenance and operational results of their production process,” says Aki Niemi, Business Line President, Services business line, Valmet.

Right combination of services for every stage in the lifecycle

Valmet’s services offering is designed to match customer’s specific need, whether it’s reduced energy and raw material costs, reduced process variability, optimized quality and production or enhanced environmental performance.

Valmet streamlines the way it serves customers globally by introducing ‘Valmet’s way to serve’.Valmet streamlines the way it serves customers globally by introducing ‘Valmet’s way to serve’.

The services offering ranges from spare and process parts, workshop and roll services, and fabrics all the way to field services, maintenance development and outsourcing as well as process upgrades. The services are complemented with Industrial Internet solutions on-site and remotely. Depending on the need, the service solution can be provided as a one-time delivery or as a longer-term partnership through service agreements.

The key driver in Valmet’s way to serve is the lifecycle collaboration between the customer and Valmet.

“When planning the investment, together with the customer we can set the foundation for optimized operational results for the production process to come. Services can help to accelerate the start-up curve when ramping up the production. By working together in maintenance and operations, we can ensure maximized reliability and optimized performance of the production process,” Niemi says.

Safety comes first in all operations

Valmet’s four core commitments to customers are: ‘Safety comes first,’ ‘Close to you,’ ‘Solutions to your needs’ and ‘People you can trust’.

“Safety is put before anything else in our daily operations. We support customers in reaching their safety targets. Our professionals work close to customers, through a network of over 100 service centers. Our experts are also available remotely with the help of Industrial Internet and remote technologies. We work closely with our customers to find exactly the right solution to their needs. We know that trust has to be earned, and we work hard to reach that goal every day”, concludes Niemi.

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Valmet will deliver a new bleach plant and upgrade of the batch cooking and fiberline to ITC's Bhadrachalam pulp mill in India.

The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the third quarter 2020. The order value will not be disclosed. An order of this scope is typically around EUR 20-30 million. The start-up is scheduled for 2022.

The Bhadrachalam pulp mill has an increased demand of pulp due to continuous expansion in board production. The company has recently invested in Valmet’s board machine, a new high power recovery boiler and ash leaching plant.

valmet logo rgb“Valmet has been a trusted partner for our paperboard and chemical pulp lines and has constantly put efforts in research and development of the operation issues and input condition changes. For this reason, ITC's management chose Valmet as the supplier of the new bleach plant,” says Sanjay Singh, Divisional Chief Executive, ITC Limited, Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division.

"Valmet and ITC have put a lot of effort into a thorough pre-engineering aiming at increasing the production, reducing operating costs and improving the fiberline’s availability. I am happy to say that the outcome is a state-of-the-art process solution combining existing equipment with the latest technology, which will allow ITC to increase its pulp production with improved pulp quality at reduced cost per ton of pulp. This project is the result of good cooperation between ITC and Valmet, and we are committed to continuing to support ITC with the latest technology and strong local presence in India," says Varun Jain, Director, India Region, Valmet.

Information about Valmet’s delivery

Valmet’s delivery includes new bleach plant, batch cooking extension and fiberline upgrade. The supply scope consists of main equipment, basic engineering, training, site services and corresponding spare parts. In addition to this, the delivery also includes Valmet Industrial Internet VII for Pulp Quality solutions for the new bleach plant in order to secure reliable and efficient operation.

Information about the customer ITC Limited

ITC Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division is among the leaders in the paper and paperboard business with solutions to meet a diverse cross-section of packaging and communication needs. With emphasis on harnessing technology, the company has emerged as the largest manufacturer of packaging and graphic boards in South Asia. ITC's Paper Board and Specialty Paper's Division has eleven machines at three locations with production capacity of 800,000 tons per annum. End-market products are surface sized printing and writing papers, non-surface sized printing and writing papers, paperboards and coated boards.

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Valmet will supply start-up clothing to Stora Enso’s Oulu Mill in Finland. The start-up clothing includes forming fabrics, press felts, shoe press belts and dryer fabrics. The clothing order is related to Stora Enso’s paper machine (PM 7) grade conversion project delivered by Valmet.

The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the third quarter 2020. The clothing will be delivered for the start-up of the rebuilt BM 7, which is scheduled for the end of 2020. The value of the order is not disclosed.

valmet logo rgb“Valmet has been our main clothing supplier in Oulu for a long time. We are pleased to continue working together in this strategic project, too, as the performance of the fabrics and felts is crucial for end product quality and production efficiency. We have set high requirements for the technical support at the start-up and during optimization. We trust that Valmet can meet our expectations,” says Janne Myllykangas, Area Manager BM 7 and Deputy Project Director at Stora Enso.

“We are happy that Stora Enso has chosen our clothing for the start-up of BM 7. All in all, the order includes 50 percent of the forming fabrics and press felts, and 100 percent of the dryer fabrics for the first two years with an option for the third year. Valmet Black Belt shoe press belts were already included in Stora Enso’s earlier order for this project. Our Industrial Internet application for PMC (paper machine clothing) remote analytics is also included into the delivery,” says Martti Heinola, Director, Paper Machine Clothing, Valmet.

Valmet and Stora Enso have also signed a Performance Agreement including technical support to accelerate the start-up curve.

Information about the customer Stora Enso

Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions, and paper. The company employs some 26,000 people in more than 30 countries. The Oulu Mill in northern Finland currently produces wood-free coated paper and bleached softwood pulp.

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Valmet will supply the eighth tissue line delivery including an extensive automation package to Turkish tissue producer Hayat Kimya. The company has decided to invest in a third machine in Russia in order to meet the increasing demand for their high-quality tissue products. This is the first machine at their new mill outside Moscow. The new line will add 70,000 tons of tissue to company’s current production of facial, toilet and towel tissues.

The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the second quarter 2020. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Hayat Kimya, the current world speed record holder with their TM2 tissue machine in Turkey supplied by Valmet, is constantly targeting latest technology to reach the highest efficiency and the lowest possible energy consumption. Previously the company has installed six Valmet Advantage DCT 200TS tissue production lines to its mills in Turkey, Russia and Egypt with one more starting-up in 2021

“Our ambition is to run at high efficiency and Valmet’s technology is certainly supporting that target. We are regularly updating our machine fleet to make sure we always operate at optimum production level. We find both Valmet’s technology and people easy to deal with,” says Lütfi Aydin, Director, Paper Group, Hayat Kimya.

“We are excited to be part of Hayat Kimya’s successful journey. The company started only fourteen years ago and is already a world player, who will soon have nine tissue lines in operation,” says Björn Magnus, Sales Director, Tissue Mills business unit, Paper business line, Valmet. 

Valmet receives its eighth tissue line order from Hayat KimyaValmet receives its eighth tissue line order from Hayat Kimya

Technical information

The new tissue machine TM9 will have a width of 5.6 m and a design speed of 2,200 m/min.
The raw material to be used in the tissue production will be virgin fiber. The new production line is optimized to save energy and to enhance the quality of the final product.

Valmet’s scope of delivery will comprise a complete tissue production line featuring stock preparation systems and a Valmet Advantage DCT 200 TS tissue machine. The machine will be equipped with an OptiFlo headbox and a cast alloy Yankee cylinder. It will also be featured with the Advantage tissue technology including ViscoNip press, an AirCap Heli hood and air system prepared for co-generation, WetDust dust system, sheet transfer system and a SoftReel L reel. The line also includes a Valmet F(O)CUS Rewinder. The stock preparation line will consist of OptiSlush pulpers, OptiFiner conical refiners and OptiScreen machine screens.

Furthermore, the delivery will include an extensive Valmet automation package with Valmet DNA machine controls, process controls and Valmet IQ quality controls. Complete engineering, installation supervision, training, start-up and commissioning are also included in the delivery.

Information about Hayat Kimya

Hayat Kimya A.S. is part of the Hayat Group. The Hayat Group primarily operates in the home care, hygiene and tissue categories for the consumer goods industry. Hayat has continued to invest significantly since their entrance into the tissue category 14 years ago and today the Group carries "The Largest Tissue Manufacturer of Africa, Middle East and Eastern Europe" title with 490,000 tonnes production capacity/year.

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Valmet will supply pulp production upgrade technology to PT. Tanjungenim Lestari Pulp and Paper (PT TEL) in Indonesia. The delivery includes an upgrade of continuous cooking system, with a design capacity of 1,800 air dried tonnes per day, and two sets of new automatic baling equipment. With the new investments, PT TEL targets to increase its pulp production capability and improve its pulp quality.

The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the second quarter 2020. The value of the order will not be disclosed. An order with this scope of supply and delivery is usually valued in the range of EUR 10-12 million.

A new Valmet ImpBin will be installed prior to the existing digester vessel, which will be upgraded with Continuous Cooking G3 features.A new Valmet ImpBin will be installed prior to the existing digester vessel, which will be upgraded with Continuous Cooking G3 features.“Our target in the cooking system upgrade is to reduce our unit wood consumption by increasing the pulp yield and reducing reject content, to enhance our pulp quality and to lower the specific load on the recovery boiler. By upgrading to Valmet’s latest continuous cooking system we will significantly increase the pulp yield which will reduce our operating costs and allow us to be capable to increase the overall mill pulp production. Moreover, with the two new sets of baling equipment, we aim at improving availability and production stability. We have logically selected the advanced and reliable technology that supports us in achieving our target in this project,” says Hiroyuki Moriyasu, President Director, PT TEL.

“Valmet’s continuous cooking technology fits the customer’s requirement of cost-efficient pulp production with high pulp yield and low reject content, while also ensuring excellent pulp quality. Furthermore, this repeat order of baling machines shows that customer trusts our technology and our previous delivery of three baling machines in 2019 have met the customer’s expectation. We are happy to continue the cooperation with PT TEL,” says Fredrik Wilgotson, Vice President, Pulp and Energy, Asia Pacific, Valmet.

Information about the delivery

This upgrade project will add the Valmet Continuous Cooking G3 technology to PT TEL’s existing cooking system. A new Valmet ImpBin will be installed prior to the existing digester vessel, which will be upgraded with Continuous Cooking G3 features. ImpBin ensures homogeneous chip steaming and impregnation, which is the key to produce high quality pulp with high pulp yield and low reject content. The upgrade also includes Valmet’s latest technology for chip pumping. The start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021.

In addition, the delivery includes a modern Valmet Wire Tyer, which is operated by electrical servo motors, resulting in exact and gentle wire feeding. The Valmet Wire Tyer ensures a reliable system for bale wire application that can process up to 300 bales in an hour. The new baling equipment is scheduled to be delivered in late 2020 and the startup is planned for the first quarter of 2021.

Information about PT. Tanjungenim Lestari Pulp and Paper

PT. Tanjungenim Lestari Pulp and Paper (PT TEL), a subsidiary of Marubeni Corporation, produces high-quality, bleached-hardwood kraft pulp with 100 percent plantation grown Eucalyptus Pellita and Acacia mangium trees.

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Valmet has become aware of Alfa Laval’s announcement on public cash tender offer for all shares in Neles. Valmet completed 14.88 percent share acquisition of Neles’ shares from Solidium Oy on July 1, 2020.

valmet logo“Neles is a good quality company with a strong position in the pulp and paper industry and other process industries. Valmet and Neles have a common heritage, serve similar global industries and benefit from same global megatrends. Valmet sees a good amount of value in Neles and with the previously announced share acquisition our target is to participate in developing the company further. Therefore, as a Neles shareholder, Valmet does not consider Alfa Laval’s tender offer to be beneficial for Neles. Valmet will continue as an active shareholder of Neles,” says Pasi Laine, President and CEO of Valmet.

Valmet acquires 14.9% ownership in the future Neles
Valmet completes 14.9% ownership acquisition of Neles

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Valmet will supply a complete steam boiler plant to Norske Skog’s paper mill in Bruck an der Mur, Austria.

The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter 2020. The value of the order is approximately EUR 40 million. The boiler plant will be handed over to the customer in 2022.

The investment will improve the mill’s cost competitiveness, reduce its carbon footprint and create new business beyond publication paper by generating revenue from the combustion of refuse-derived fuels (RDF).

valmet logo rgb“Norske Skog Bruck has chosen Valmet’s proven technology solution based on several well-performing reference plants. This project is a next step in our green diversification initiatives within the Norske Skog group and a milestone for further development of the Bruck site,” says Enzo Zadra, Managing Director, Norske Skog Bruck GmbH.

“Valmet will deliver a technically demanding boiler plant in which all pieces of advanced technology are seamlessly integrated together to serve the mill’s targets. Valmet Industrial Internet (VII) solutions will play an important role in improving boiler performance and profitability,” says Kai Janhunen, Vice President, Pulp and Energy business line, Energy business unit, Valmet.

With a fuel power of 56 megawatts, the new boiler will run mainly on RDF, pulper rejects and sludge with natural gas as a secondary fuel. It will partly replace the steam production of existing natural-gas-fired boilers as well as supply heat to the paper mill and local district heating network in Bruck, resulting in lower CO2 emissions.

Information about Valmet’s delivery

Valmet’s turnkey delivery includes Valmet’s BFB boiler plant that utilizes bubbling fluidized bed technology. It features a robust and integrated concept consisting of a gas-fired superheater for final steam superheating, baghouse filter for primary pollution control, SCR system for NOx reduction, combustion air humidifier as well as a condensing scrubber for heat production and final emission reduction. Additionally, the delivery includes the construction of new buildings for the equipment, an upgrade of an existing Valmet DNA Automation System and Valmet Industrial Internet (VII) solutions with DNA Combustion Manager and DNA Boiler Sootblowing Manager solutions and VII cloud services.

Information about the customer Norske Skog

Norske Skog is a world-leading producer of publication paper with a strong market position in Europe and Australasia. The group operates six paper mills and a pellets business in five countries, with an annual publication paper production capacity of 2.3 million tons and pellets capacity of 85,000 tons. Newsprint and magazine paper is sold through sales offices and agents to over 80 countries. The group has approximately 2,300 employees. In addition to the traditional publication paper and pellets business, it has launched new growth initiatives related to renewable energy, biochemical products and fiber products.

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Valmet will supply new reel and winding technology and surrounding equipment for Metsä Board Kyro mill in Finland. In the rebuild, new reel and winder with an automatic transfer rail connection will be installed to modernize the board machine KK 1. The start-up is scheduled for the second half of 2021.

The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the second quarter 2020. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The total value of an order of this type is typically around EUR 10-20 million.

After finalizing the deal (from left): Ari Kiviranta, Mika Sainio, Jarno Lehtonen, Marko Heikkilä (all from Metsä Board), Marko Korpinen and Sami Anttilainen (both from Valmet). After finalizing the deal (from left): Ari Kiviranta, Mika Sainio, Jarno Lehtonen, Marko Heikkilä (all from Metsä Board), Marko Korpinen and Sami Anttilainen (both from Valmet).

“Metsä Board’s Kyro mill produces high quality coated folding boxboard and the new eco-barrier paperboard. We wanted to modernize the boardmaking finishing area and eliminate bottlenecks to meet the capacity needs of today and the future. Another important factor was reducing the risk of board caliber loss. Valmet’s reeling and winding solutions have features that fit this purpose well,” says Jarno Lehtonen, Project Manager, Metsä Board.

“In addition to Valmet’s technology, there were other important factors for getting this project. Our local presence and high expertise level in project management and production support with strong training offering will secure fast startup without any disturbance in Kyro’s supply chain,” says Marko Korpinen, Product Sales Manager, Valmet.

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Valmet will supply the 300th Valmet Paper Lab automated board and paper testing laboratory to Papierfabrik Palm's (Palm) Aalen-Neukochen mill. In total, Valmet will deliver three Valmet Paper Labs to the company’s Descartes mill in France and Wörth and Aalen-Neukochen mills in Germany. Valmet Paper Lab delivers accurate and rapid measurement results that are used either as a quality stamp for the end-product or for the board machine operation optimization.

The two Valmet Paper Lab systems were included in Valmet's orders received of the fourth quarter 2019 and one is included in the first quarter 2020. The systems will be delivered during the year 2020. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The Valmet Paper Lab systems will be equipped with a large scope of measurements for the board application quality stamp.

Valmet Paper Lab is extending the scope of Palm Aalen-Neukochen mill where Valmet will also supply a containerboard machine (PM 5) with extensive packages of mill-wide automation and services.

Valmet Paper Lab is an automated board and paper testing laboratoryValmet Paper Lab is an automated board and paper testing laboratory

“Palm Group has awarded Valmet by selecting us as the supplier of their end-product quality analyzer. We have a long cooperation with Palm Group, and it is great to see that we can keep on helping them to move their performance forward, both technology and product support wise. It is a significant milestone that the 300th Valmet Paper Lab unit will be delivered to the site where Valmet also supplies the world’s largest containerboard machine,” says Bogdan Pavlovic, Business Manager, Board and Paper Analyzers, Valmet.

Technical details about the delivery

Valmet Paper Lab is a modular and scalable automated paper testing system for grades of paper and board. With the widest selection of industry-standard tests on the market, reporting can detail over 400 properties. The testing system is based on several decades of automated paper testing experience with 300 units delivered to paper and board mills around the world.

Valmet Paper Lab provides an easy-to-learn and intuitive tool for paper and board property testing which together with Valmet’s Industrial Internet remote support can take the automated laboratory’s performance to a new level.

Information about the customer Papierfabrik Palm

Palm is one of the leading companies in the European paper industry and Germany's largest family-owned business in the paper industry. The Palm Group is divided into the paper division with its 5 paper mills for the manufacture of paper and the packaging division with 28 corrugated cardboard plants. The third pillar of Palm's operations, which encompasses the purchasing of raw materials for all its papers, and corrugated boards made from 100% recycled paper are joined under the umbrella of Palm Recycling consisting of two recycling companies. The plant in Aalen-Neukochen is the origin and the head office of both the Palm Group and Papierfabrik Palm.

Read more about Valmet Paper Lab: https://www.valmet.com/paperlab

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Valmet has completed the co-determination negotiations in the Fabrics Business Unit’s operations in Tampere, Finland. The negotiations were started on January 21, 2020. The target is to ensure the unit’s profitability and future competitiveness.

valmet logoValmet will relocate the dryer fabric and wide filter fabric production from Finland to Portugal. As a consequence of the relocation and re-organizing of the work, the need for workforce reduction in Tampere will be 78 persons mainly during 2021. In addition, the possibility for temporary lay-offs and part-time work remains if capacity adjustments need to be done later this year. For those affected by the reductions, Valmet will provide support measures like support for studies and re-employment.

Earlier Valmet estimated that the co-determination negotiations would lead to a workforce reduction of 90 persons at the maximum and possible lay-offs and part-time work.

Fabrics Business Unit employs altogether approximately 500 persons in Tampere. Fabrics develops and manufactures press felts, shoe press belts, dryer fabrics and wide filter fabrics in Tampere. Valmet’s location in Portugal, to which the dryer fabric and wide filter fabric production is relocated, develops and manufactures filter fabrics and other industrial textiles.

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