September 5, 2017
Valmet will deliver a new gravity feed chipper to Sappi Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd Ngodwana. The upgrade targets are to increase the chipping capacity, to maintain or improve chip quality and minimize wood losses. The chipper will be delivered and installed in May 2018 and the start-up is planned for the beginning of June 2018, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.The order consists of a Camura GS1050 chipper with auxiliaries and a screen extension, including machinery, erection, commissioning, training and start-up supervision. Mechanical installation is also carried out by Valmet.Sappi's Ngodwana mill has been in operation since 1966 and entered the dissolving wood pulp market in 2013. The mill produces paper grade pulp for own and for market consumption, as well as newsprint, containerboard and dissolving wood pulp. Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries.