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Valmet will deliver equipment and services for a rebuild of the hard wood pulp line at Holmen's Iggesund mill in Sweden. The rebuild will cut variable costs and improve production stability. The work will be implemented during the second half of 2022.

The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the second quarter 2021. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

"We have a good experience in working with Valmet, since we have had their presses in our mill for many years. This rebuild will lower the load on the effluent and reduce variable costs, which will strengthen our competitiveness," says Johan Björkman, Project Manager, Iggesund.

"This rebuild is the first step towards a press-based bleach plant in the hard wood pulp line. The high outlet consistency makes the process easier to control and the volume of effluent will be less than for washers with lower discharge consistencies. Also, water and chemical consumption will be minimized. We are looking forward to a good co-operation in this project", says Mikael Gustafsson, Sales Manager, Valmet.

Valmet will deliver equipment and services for a rebuild of the hard wood pulp line at Holmen's Iggesund mill in Sweden.Valmet will deliver equipment and services for a rebuild of the hard wood pulp line at Holmen's Iggesund mill in Sweden.

Technical information about Valmet's delivery

The scope of the Valmet delivery includes main machinery, basic engineering and erection. In the first stage, a vacuum filter will be replaced with a new TwinRoll press and in a second phase, remaining filters in the bleach plant will be replaced with TwinRoll presses.

About Holmen and Iggesund mill

Holmen’s business is built around forest ecocycle and renewable products. The business areas are forest, renewable energy, wood products, paperboard and paper. With a workforce of 3,300 people they generate sales of around SEK 16 billion and the shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap.

Holmen's Iggesund mill is one of the most advanced, fully integrated pulp and paperboard mills in the world. The mill has traditions dating back to 1685. Exclusive packaging for perfume, chocolate, wine and spirits are examples of applications. The mill has a production capacity of 340,000 tonnes per year and 800 employees.

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2020 were approximately EUR 3.7 billion. Our 14,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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Valmet will supply two OptiConcept M container board making lines with extensive packages of automation, services and industrial internet applications to Zhejiang Shanying Paper in Jiaxing City, Zhejiang province, China.

The orders are included in Valmet's orders received of the second quarter 2021. The values of the orders will not be disclosed.

The new board making lines PM 16 and PM 17 continue the expanding of Zhejiang Shanying Paper’s business in Zhejiang area. The start-ups are scheduled from the end of 2022 to early 2023.

valmet logo rgbThese deliveries at Jiaxing Mill will already be Valmet’s 11th and 12th OptiConcept M board making line deliveries to Zhejiang Shanying Paper. The 10 earlier machines were or will be delivered to customer’s different sites. The latest one (PM 53) was published earlier this year.

“Our cooperation with Valmet has been excellent, and it is based on mutual trust. We are really happy about the already started-up machine lines of Huazhong PM 21 and PM 23. This was a decisive factor when we were choosing the supplier for PM 16 and PM 17. We are expecting to have excellent support for the start-up and the line optimization after the start-up with the extensive automation package,” says Wu Ming Wu, Chairman and CEO of Shanying International.

Technical information about Valmet’s delivery

Valmet's delivery for the both machines will include a high-speed, multi-layer container board making line from broke collection to a reel and winders. The delivery will also include board machine process ventilation systems. The wide automation package includes Valmet DNA automation system for process and machine controls as well as runnability and condition monitoring and Valmet IQ quality management system. The delivery will also include comprehensive Maintenance Master Data, Valmet Paper Machine Clothing, spare parts and consumables packages.

For a period of two years, the start-up and the further optimization of PM 16 will be supported remotely from Valmet Performance Center. Valmet Industrial Internet solutions will help the optimizing of raw material and quality and help the operator to optimize the use of fabrics. They can also be used to predict and avoid production losses and increase the machine reliability, and with a solution called Dynamic Centerline Advisor, the operator can find the optimal setpoint and running conditions for processes. Virtual Mill, which can be used e.g. for personnel training, consists of full digital design twin of the board machine.

About the customer Zhejiang Shanying Paper

Zhejiang Shanying Paper founded in 2002, is part of Shanying International Holding. The company has several packaging paper and newspaper production lines producing box board paper, high-strength fluting paper, card paper, newspaper and other products. The production lines use domestic and foreign recycled fibers.

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.    

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.  

Valmet's net sales in 2020 were approximately EUR 3.7 billion. Our 14,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.  

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Valmet will deliver two Valmet Paper Labs, automated board and paper testing laboratories for Brigl & Bergmeister’s paper mills in Niklasdorf, Austria and Vevče, Slovenia. Valmet Paper Labs deliver accurate and rapid measurement results that are used to monitor and control the quality of the specialty papers produced by the two mills.

The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the second quarter 2021. The value of the order will not be disclosed. Both analyzers are scheduled to be delivered during the fourth quarter 2021.

“The original motivation for these investments was the improvement of the quality of our products. The Valmet Paper Lab will give us the opportunity to either increase the frequency of the standard quality measurements, and on the other hand, to reduce the regular manual work in order to have more time for special quality measurements,” says Eugen Habsburg-Lothringen, Head of Technology, Brigl & Bergmeister.

“We have been collaborating with Brigl & Bergmeister for a long time and they already have our automation and quality control systems as well as analyzers and measurements in their mills. And now, the end-product quality measured by Valmet Paper Labs supplements our offering and is a good continuation of our cooperation,” says Markku Merra, Sales Manager, Automation, Valmet.

The two Valmet Paper Labs will be delivered for Brigl & Bergmeister’s mills in Austria and Slovenia. The two Valmet Paper Labs will be delivered for Brigl & Bergmeister’s mills in Austria and Slovenia.

Technical details about the delivery

Valmet’s delivery includes two size L Valmet Paper Labs, modular and scalable automated board and paper testing systems. With the widest selection of industry-standard tests on the market, they can measure all the important quality properties from the end-product. The testing system is based on several decades of automated paper testing experience with over 300 units delivered to paper and board mills around the world. The delivery scope also includes start-up and customer training.

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 Brigl & Bergmeister

Brigl & Bergmeister produces sustainable, technical specialty papers for the beverage, food and consumer goods industries. Globally, the company is considered a leading manufacturer of label papers and delivers paper for around 100 billion labels annually to its globally active customers. Both Niklasdorf mill in Austria and Vevče mill in Slovenia produce specialty papers, such as label papers and food packaging.

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2020 were approximately EUR 3.7 billion. Our 14,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.  

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Valmet will supply a large pulp and paper technology delivery to Klabin in Brazil. The order consists of a paperboard making line (PM 28), a complete new fiberline including a new Continuous Cooking G3, and a new bleached chemi thermo mechanical pulp (BCTMP) line, all with extensive scopes of automation and Valmet Industrial Internet solutions. The start-ups of PM 28, the BCTMP line and the fiberline are scheduled for the second quarter of 2023.

The orders are included in Valmet's orders received of the second quarter 2021. The values of the orders will not be disclosed. The delivery value of an order similar to PM 28 is typically around EUR 240-270 million, and the combined value of an order similar to the delivery of the fiberline and BCTMP line is typically around EUR 80-90 million.

valmet logo rgbThese orders are part of the second phase in Klabin’s large investment project (PUMA II). Valmet’s delivery for the first phase announced in 2019 included the kraftliner machine (PM27) and the fiberline with Continuous Cooking G3. In this second phase, the BCTMP and fiber lines will be integrated with the new board making line PM 28, which will be a so-called flex machine. The machine will produce a large variety of board grades from kraftliner to coated boards such as folding box boards (FBB) and liquid packaging boards (LPB) with a reservation to add bio-barrier grades to the portfolio in the future. This combination will increase Klabin’s flexibility and reduce its exposure to market volatility.

“Over the last year, we have evaluated trends and market conditions to ultimately reach this decision of PM 28. The packaging board segment offers a huge growth potential, driven primarily by the potential substitution of single-use plastics with more sustainable options. We see an opportunity to create even more value for Klabin, reinforcing our business model, which is integrated, diversified and flexible. After the ramp-up of PM 28, Klabin is set to become one of the leading virgin fibers coated boards and kraftliner producers in the world,” says Francisco Razzolini, Director of Industrial Technology, Innovation, Sustainability and Projects and Pulp Business Officer at Klabin.

“Valmet was chosen a key partner for Klabin’s new PM 28, which will produce highly demanding coated board grades, because of our strong expertise and technical advantages. In the first phase of the project with PM 27, the cooperation between Valmet’s and Klabin’s teams has been excellent. I am proud to say that we, Valmet and Klabin, have managed the PM 27 project very well in these challenging and exceptional times. PM 27 will be started up in the near future,” says Jari Vähäpesola, President, Paper Business Line, Valmet.

“For the first phase of the project we delivered a new Continuous Cooking G3 technology that is tailored for southern hardwood. This second phase is a natural continuation in the utilization of our leading technologies. Our BCTMP technology offers excellent raw material efficiency and high bulk which enables sustainable light-weighted carton board production,” says Bertel Karlstedt, President, Pulp and Energy Business Line, Valmet.

“The paperboard segment has a big growth potential and once again Valmet and Klabin are partners to develop and introduce together high-efficiency, sustainable solutions. In this project, we are providing state-of-the-art technologies to produce high quality kraftliner and coated boards supporting Klabin’s strategic targets in this market. The industrial internet solutions embedded in the delivery will enable Klabin to move faster towards its’ sustainability and productivity targets,” adds Celso Tacla, Area President, South America, Valmet.

Technical information about the delivery

Valmet’s delivery will consist of equipment for stock preparation and approach flow systems as well as a complete three-ply coated board making line (PM 28) from headboxes to reel, followed by a winder with automated transfer rails and roll handling systems. The delivery also includes extensive packages for air systems for the machine, a hall ventilation system as well as a wet end chemical system, and surface starch and coating color preparation with supply systems for a sizer and coating stations. The machinery will be delivered installed.

The automation delivery includes Valmet DNA automation system for process and machine controls and Valmet IQ quality control system. A large Valmet Industrial Internet package with Valmet Performance Center services, a large combination of advanced monitoring and prediction applications, advanced process controls and training simulators with Valmet Virtual Mill will be included in the delivery, as well as Valmet Paper Machine Clothing package for start-up for all machine clothing positions.

The 9,000-mm wide (wire) machine will produce high quality kraftliner, liquid packaging board and folding box board grades with a design basis weight range of 150-350 g/m2. The design speed of the machine will be 1,200 m/min and the annual capacity 460,000 tonnes.

Technical information about the cooking fiberline and BCTMP line delivery

The fiberline is designed to flexibly produce eucalyptus hardwood pulp or southern pine softwood pulp. The design capacity for eucalyptus pulp is 1.000 tonnes/day and for pine pulp is 800 tonnes/day. The fiberline delivery includes a Continuous Cooking G3 with ImpBin technology for steaming and impregnation of the wood chips. This two-vessel system provides excellent pulp quality with very low reject content. The washing utilizes Valmet TwinRoll press technology for easy to maintenance and delivers high washing efficiency, low energy consumption and high availability.

“We are very proud to participate in this new phase of the Klabin Ortigueira unit expansion project. In the first phase, Klabin acquired from Valmet the first unit of our new continuous cooking technology, called G3 (Generation 3). The confirmation of this second line with the same technology reinforces Klabin's confidence in Valmet technology, delivery capacity and especially our ability to innovate and improve processes and equipment,” says Fernando Scucuglia, Director, Pulp & Energy, South America Area, Valmet.

The new 400 tonnes per day BCTMP line includes impregnation system, high consistency refining stage, bleaching system, low consistency refining, screening, dewatering and washing. The BCTMP solution was tailored as a joint effort by Valmet and Klabin based on work done by respective technology centers. It is designed to provide high yield, low energy consumption and excellent pulp quality for the new paper machine.

The delivery for cooking & fiberline and BCTMP line will be supported by a large Valmet Industrial Internet package with Valmet Performance Center services, advanced monitoring and prediction applications, Advanced Process Controls and Training Simulators.

Information about Klabin

Klabin S.A. is the leading packaging paper producer and exporter in Brazil, the only company offering one-stop shop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. The company was founded in 1899 and operates 24 industrial plants of which 23 in Brazil and one in Argentina. 

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.  

Valmet's net sales in 2020 were approximately EUR 3.7 billion. Our 14,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.  

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Valmet and ARAUCO have signed an agreement to jointly develop the Arauco Mill Line 3 in Chile to become the world’s most autonomous pulp mill. Valmet will supply its Industrial Internet Solutions (VII Solutions) comprised of Mill Wide Optimization applications, advanced prediction and monitoring applications as well as expert services. The target is to improve the overall efficiency and profitability of the entire mill by coordinating and optimizing across process islands. The expert support is given both onsite and remotely through Valmet Performance Centers in South America and the Nordics.

The Arauco Mill Line 3, located in the Bio Bío Region in Chile, is currently being built as the MAPA project, a major investment to expand ARAUCO’s current pulp production capacity. As announced in 2018, Valmet delivers pulp drying and baling, recovery boiler and biomass boiler to the MAPA project.

“Since we started the MAPA project in 2011, we have wanted that the project represents a real contribution to the territory and is also in line with the environmental standards required today. From the beginning, this project comprised a broad investment program in technology, energy efficiency and big data, among others, which will make the processes much more efficient. Our partnership with Valmet represents another step in the sustainable development of the project. We believe that it is essential to have a world-class ally that guarantees the standards and the best technology available in the market today,” says Charles Kimber, Senior Vice President, People and Sustainability, ARAUCO.

“This is a true partnership, where we have jointly tailored the solution to best suit the ARAUCO’s needs. With this partnership it will be possible to maximize the production of the mill and move towards an autonomous mill. In this project we utilize our solid process and automation know-how and combine our strong local presence in South America with our global resources. Our common target with ARAUCO in the first phase is to secure successful commissioning of the MAPA project, fast start-up, ramp-up curve and improve the overall efficiency and profitability of the mill for the years to come,” says Félix Hernaiz, General Manager, Andes Region, Valmet.  

Valmet will supply Industrial Internet solutions for Arauco Mill Line 3 onsite and remotely from Valmet Performance Centers in South America and the Nordics. Valmet will supply Industrial Internet solutions for Arauco Mill Line 3 onsite and remotely from Valmet Performance Centers in South America and the Nordics.

Technical information about the agreement

The contract includes several Valmet Mill Wide Optimization applications which provide a completely new way to improve mill profitability. The Mill Wide Optimization applications use process flowsheet optimization to automate mill level decisions and coordinate process area actions by generating production and quality plans for each mill area to help increase production and reduce costs. Additionally, Valmet will deliver optimization, advanced monitoring and prediction applications for selected process areas focusing on the pulp dryer and power and recovery boilers. Optimizations are based on Valmet’s kappa, brightness and alkali analyzer measurements.

Valmet also delivers expert support onsite and remotely from Valmet Performance Centers in South America and the Nordics. A Valmet expert will be daily at the mill and Valmet specialists will visit the mill several times a year to evaluate the performance. A comprehensive Data Discovery service will be implemented during the five-year contract period.   

“This agreement combines Mill Wide Optimization, Advanced Process Controls (APC), analytical applications and remote services from Valmet Performance Center. We are using Valmet Customer Portal as our digital collaboration space to provide easy access to the advanced applications and the Valmet expert team,” says Jari Almi, Vice President, Industrial Internet, Valmet.

Valmet Industrial Internet solutions in a nutshell

In early 2020, Valmet introduced a full range of new, data-driven Industrial Internet solutions to pulp, board, paper, tissue and energy producers. The Valmet Industrial Internet (VII) solutions combine advanced monitoring and prediction applications, Advanced Process Controls (APC), dynamic process simulators and remote services from Valmet Performance Centers into comprehensive solutions that provide tangible benefits to customers.

The purpose is to efficiently utilize data and Valmet’s expertise to reduce energy consumption, improve chemical and environmental efficiency, optimize pulp and paper quality, increase process reliability, maximize production and enable efficient management of the customer’s equipment fleet.

About the customer ARAUCO

ARAUCO is a global forest product company. The company operates in the forestry, pulp, lumber, plywood, composite panels, millwork, and renewable energy businesses. The company has a revenue of about USD 5 billion. The company operates altogether 42 sawmills, panel mills and pulp mills in North America, South America, Europe and South Africa.

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers. 

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.  

Valmet's net sales in 2020 were approximately EUR 3.7 billion. Our 14,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.   

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For further information, please contact:
Samuli Lehtonen, Director, Performance Optimization, Valmet, tel. +358 50 583 6281
Marcus Oliveira, Regional Sales Manager, South America, Valmet, tel. +55 15 997814768 

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Valmet introduces the new Valmet Fiberline Analyzer to enable pulp makers to improve total pulp quality management, boost process stability and gain major savings in chemical costs from the digester blow line right up to final pulp storage.

The Valmet Fiberline Analyzer includes the major advances in measuring technology gained through four generations of Valmet Kappa Analyzers. It measures pulp lignin content and brightness in addition to enhanced fiber and shive property measurements using the latest high-definition imaging techniques. Measurement data from automatically extracted pulp samples, in addition to inline sensor information can be combined with real-time production targets to provide setpoints for chemical controls from the digester to final bleaching stages.

“This is the most robust analyzer solution we have ever developed for the pulp mills and it provides a very good basis for advanced process control,” says Kari Lampela, Business Manager, Automation business line, Valmet.

Valmet Fiberline AnalyzerValmet Fiberline Analyzer

Application specific measurements and controls

Built-in controls can provide external setpoints to the chemical dosage controllers using easily understood function blocks to perform filtering and calculations. For softwood pulps, the basic controller uses a Kappa factor control modified with predictive feedback taking Kappa/brightness, shive content and COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) into account.

Valmet Fiberline Analyzer can also separately measure lignin and hexenuronic acid (HexA) to provide significantly improved control of the complex chemistry of cooking and delignification, especially with hardwood pulps. These measurement and control capabilities, coupled with the analyzer’s unique ability to accurately measure final brightness, close the loop for true fiberline process optimization and quality control.

User-friendliness and remote support

The analyzer requires minimal maintenance and features chemical based self-cleaning for trouble free operation. With the built-in touch screen display, all analyzer operating parameters, operating sequences and diagnostics together with operating instruction are all instantly available. Remote configuration and operation as well as Valmet Industrial Internet (VII) capabilities provide the possibilities of remote specialist support and assistance from Valmet around the world.

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.  

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.  

Valmet's net sales in 2020 were approximately EUR 3.7 billion. Our 14,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. 

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Valmet will deliver a new evaporation line 3 for Södra Cell Mönsterås pulp mill in Sweden. The new line will replace the oldest evaporation line 1 at the mill. The new evaporation plant is scheduled to start-up in the first quarter of 2023.

The value of the order will not be disclosed. However, a project of this size and scope is typically valued at around EUR 30 million. The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the second quarter 2021.

“Our existing evaporation line 1 is over 40 years old and due to high recurring maintenance costs it now needs to be replaced with a new modern evaporation plant representing the state-of-the-art technology, which is more energy efficient and increases our mill’s performance. In hard competition Valmet presented the best overall solution for us and we are looking forward to this cooperation,” says Jonas Olander, Project Leader at Södra Cell Mönsterås.

“We have a long cooperation with Södra Cell and the Mönsterås mill’s evaporation plant. We tailored this new line to meet the customer needs for reliability and efficiency. The new line will increase the evaporation capacity and further improve the mill’s steam economy and energy efficiency by producing high dry solids for the recovery boiler. The water efficiency of the mill is improved by providing clean condensate for reuse at the mill,” says Fredrik Kall, Director, Evaporation, Ash & Bio Technology, Pulp and Energy, Valmet.

Valmet will deliver a new evaporation line to Södra Cell Mönsterås mill (Photo Södra Cell)Valmet will deliver a new evaporation line to Södra Cell Mönsterås mill (Photo Södra Cell)

Technical information about the delivery

The new evaporation line 3 will have a capacity of 530 tonnes evaporated water per hour. The 7-effect line will feature Valmet Tubel technology for highest energy efficiency, availability and easy washing. The evaporation line will produce clean condensates for reuse in the mill processes. The line includes preparedness for lignin extraction with LignoBoost technology. Valmet’s delivery also includes inspection of the existing evaporation line 2.

About the customer Södra Cell and the Mönsterås mill

Södra is Sweden's largest forest owners’ association and an international forest industry group where operations are based on the processing of members forest raw material. Södra Cell is one of Södra’s four business areas. With its pulp mills at Värö, Mörrum and Mönsterås, Södra Cell is one of the leading producers of market pulp in the world. Södra Cell is also a major producer and supplier of biofuels, green electricity, district heating and raw material for liquid biofuels. Mönsterås has a production capacity of 750,000 tonnes per year of softwood and hardwood pulp.

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers. 

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.   

Valmet's net sales in 2020 were approximately EUR 3.7 billion. Our 14,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.  

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Valmet will deliver a metering size press with sizing starch preparation and sizer supply system to Emami Paper Mills for its paper making line (PM3), which is located at its Balasore mill in Odisha, India.

The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the first quarter 2021. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The delivery is scheduled for the fourth quarter 2021.

valmet logo“We chose Valmet for their superior technology and look forward to working closely with them to make this project a success,” says Mr. M.B.S Nair, President, Emami Paper Mills.

“We are honored to contribute to Emami’s strategic path for a more flexible product mix of writing and printing, and newsprint and containerboard. Our design of the main equipment and unique offering of complete scope together with size kitchen will help in achieving the objective effectively. This rebuild will be the leading reference in the country for grade conversions,” says Varun Jain, Director, India Region, Valmet.  

Technical details about Valmet’s delivery

Valmet’s delivery includes the design, construct, supply, commissioning and start-up of the new metering size press with automated sizing starch preparation and sizer supply systems. These will ensure stable and streak-free sizing layer controlled by film thickness, clean and high efficiency operation, and also user-friendly operation.

The delivery also covers an air turn unit with an air system, a tail threading system including tail cutters, a vacuum conveyor F, a rope stretcher and rope drives with extended engineering services and training services to ensure the smooth start-up and operation.

After the rebuild, PM3 will produce mainly writing and printing paper (newsprint if needed) with the wire width 3,560 mm and the basic weight range of 45–90 g/m2. The daily capacity will be 233–275 tonnes with the maximum speed of 900–1,100 m/min.

Information about Emami Paper Mills Limited

Emami Paper is a part of Emami Group and it specializes in the manufacture of newsprint, writing and printing paper and multilayer coated board. Emami Paper is the largest newsprint manufacturer in India, and one of the most environment friendly paper mills in Eastern India.

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2020 were approximately EUR 3.7 billion. Our more than 14,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward – every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland, and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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Valmet and Metsä Fibre, which is part of Metsä Group, have finalized the agreement for the key technology delivery covering all main process islands and automation systems for Metsä Fibre's Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland. The new bioproduct mill will have an annual pulp production capacity of 1.5 million tonnes and in addition produce various other bioproducts. The new totally fossil fuel free mill is scheduled to start-up in the third quarter 2023.

The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the first quarter 2021. The value of the order covering the core equipment supplied by Valmet, is about EUR 350-400 million.

“We want the best professionals in their field to partner with us to build a modern bioproduct mill in Kemi. We expect our partners to commit to the goals of the project in terms of safety, schedule and quality. Valmet operates in accordance with these principles and is able to supply our bioproduct mill with the best available technology (BAT). As an example, the sulfuric acid plant represents even more advanced technology. The very high environmental efficiency of the mill is achieved by combining the expertise of our staff and the technology of the mill,” says Jari-Pekka Johansson, Director of the bioproduct mill project at Metsä Fibre.

“The Kemi bioproduct mill is a trailblazing investment for which Metsä Group has chosen the most environmentally efficient and sustainable solutions. Valmet delivers all the key technology processes for the mill and offers the full benefits of our innovative full scope offering consisting of process technology, automation and services. The solutions represent leading sustainability performance with minimized emission and with the efficient utilization of side streams. As an example, sulfuric acid, which is used in mill processes, is produced using the mills odorous gases," says Bertel Karlstedt, Pulp and Energy Business Line President at Valmet.

“The mill’s advanced mill-wide automation system will be delivered with our latest technology. Valmet’s innovative web-based Valmet DNA User Interface will form the core for intelligent control of mill’s operations and maintenance. It enables efficient collaboration by letting the mill teams access relevant information securely whenever needed, regardless of their location. The delivery also includes integrated industrial internet applications to help optimize the mill’s production efficiency,” says Sami Riekkola, Automation Business Line President at Valmet.

Complete mill delivery

Valmet will deliver the full production process from wood handling to baling, designed to produce both softwood and hardwood pulp, as well as automation system for the whole mill including features from Valmet’s Industrial Internet (VII) offering. In addition, as part of the project, Valmet delivers a rebuild of the existing fiber line.

Valmet's project delivery includes engineering and supply of the main process equipment, as well as management of construction and start-up partly with an Open Book delivery model. Project’s degree of Finnish origin is estimated above 60%.

“The delivery will have an important employment impact on Valmet and its subcontractors especially in Finland. The employment impact of Valmet's project delivery is expected to be around 800 man-years, out of which about 500 man-years in Finland. Safety, close cooperation and open communication are the key success factors to ensure we reach the shared quality, schedule and cost targets,” says Risto Hokajärvi, Project Director, Pulp and Energy, Valmet.

Valmet will deliver the full production process from wood handling to baling, as well as automation system for Metsä Fibre's Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland.Valmet will deliver the full production process from wood handling to baling, as well as automation system for Metsä Fibre's Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland.

Technical details of Valmet’s delivery

The mill will feature leading process technology and the most advanced automation systems. Valmet's delivery includes the wood handling, cooking and fiber line, pulp drying and baling, evaporation, recovery boiler, recausticizing, lime kiln, biomass dryer, gasifier, ash crystallization, mill-wide non-condensable gases (NCG) handling solution and electrostatic precipitators (ESP) for the recovery boiler and lime kiln. Valmet will also deliver the sulfuric acid plant with an extended scope of supply including construction. In addition, Valmet will deliver rebuild of the existing fiber line including new chip feeding and washing systems.

The wood handling includes log infeed system with de-icing, debarking, chipping, log washing, sand and stones removal system, chip storages, and bark and water handling system. The new wood room produces chips both to the new and to the modernized fiberline. The system is designed for low wood losses, superior and even chip quality as well as high availability and easy maintenance.

The fiberline includes the latest generation of Valmet’s Continuous Cooking technology G3 and TwinRoll wash presses to reach excellent energy efficiency, high end-product quality, high environmental performance with low effluent flows and COD (chemical oxygen demand) levels.

Pulp drying and baling line includes many advanced features to secure safe and easy operation and combined with dedicated automation and control systems makes the operations efficient needing minimum human intervention.  

The recovery line, including white liquor plant, evaporation, recovery boiler and ash crystallization, together with mill-wide NCG handling and ESPs, is tailored for high energy efficiency and minimized emissions. The recovery boiler includes modern high-power features and the energy efficiency of the mill is further improved with energy integration between evaporation and cooking processes. The ESPs are optimized for the bioproduct mill operations, to reach high availability and very low dust emissions in heavy process conditions. The limekiln is fossil-free, using product gas, which is produced from dried and gasified bark, as fuel.

The mill-wide automation delivery includes Valmet DNA control system, plant information management system, advanced process controls (APC), analyzers and online measurements, and dedicated systems for pulp dryer. The Valmet Industrial Internet features include simulators and optimizers for selected process islands as well as Valmet Performance Center connectivity.

Information about the customer Metsä Fibre

Metsä Fibre is a globally leading producer of bioproducts. Metsä Fibre is the world’s leading producer of bleached softwood pulp and a major producer of sawn timber. Currently employing approximately 1,300 people, the company’s sales in 2020 totaled EUR 2.2 billion. Metsä Fibre is part of Metsä Group.

Animation about Valmet’s delivery to the project

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2020 were approximately EUR 3.7 billion. Our 14,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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Valmet will supply Valmet IQ Steam Profiler and Valmet DNA Machine Monitoring systems with condition monitoring analysis and diagnosis services to Zhejiang Jingxing Paper Co., Ltd. in China. The systems will be installed on Jingxing Paper’s paper machines PM12 and PM16 to provide effective moisture profile management and predictive condition monitoring, and to improve production runnability and end-product quality.

The order was included in Valmet's orders received of the fourth quarter 2020. The delivery will take place in the first quarter of 2021.

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“We are happy that Jingxing Paper has chosen our solutions to improve their plant productivity and performance. Valmet DNA Machine Monitoring system and our new user interface will provide adequate machine information and enable vibration analysis and diagnosis service via Valmet Industrial Internet remote connection,” says Liang Zhou, Sales Manager, China, Automation, Valmet.

Information about Valmet's delivery

The Valmet IQ Steam Profiler is a multi-zone steambox system that provides unique profiling accuracy through its electromechanical actuator with position feedback. It features advanced steam injection technology that maximizes steam absorption efficiency and temperature increase to provide increased dryness after the press. 

Valmet condition monitoring solutions produce real-time machine health information for effective planning and scheduling of maintenance operations.

Information about the customer Zhejiang Jingxing Paper Co., Ltd.

Founded in 1984, Jingxing Paper is one of the largest industrial papermaking enterprises and kraft paperboard manufacturers in China. The company is listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange. The company has annual capacity of 1,500,000 tons of paper, main grades are kraft paper, white craft paper, high strength corrugating medium, cardboard boxes and household paper products.

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2020 were approximately EUR 3.7 billion. Our 14,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

Read more www.valmet.com

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