The optimization observes the entire mill balance in real-time and considers both the current and future states of the mill. As a result, suboptimization of individual processes that do not align with mill goals can be avoided.
The start-up of the machine is scheduled for middle of 2025. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
The new line will add 70,000 tons of tissue made from virgin fiber to the mill’s current production. The mill’s total annual capacity will increase to 145,000 tons.
Valmet will supply a coated board machine for Graphic Packaging International in the United States. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for early 2026.
The objective of the partnership is to further develop the quality and customer value of lignin, increase the supply by optimised process machinery and asset design, and to accelerate the speed of meeting the growing lignin demand of the future.
Vesa Simola, Area President, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) at Valmet, has decided to continue his career outside the company. Vesa Simola will continue to be an active member of Valmet's Executive Team and lead the company's EMEA Area until his successor is chosen.
Valmet will deliver bleached chemi-thermo mechanical pulp (BCTMP), evaporation and non-condensable gas (NCG) technology as well as an extensive automation solutions package for Stora Enso’s Oulu mill in Finland. The deliveries are done in phases and the upgraded mill is scheduled to be in operation in early 2025.
Valmet will supply an extensive rebuild for Sappi’s Somerset paper manufacturing facility in Skowhegan, Maine, USA. PM2 will be rebuilt using some of the most advanced packaging manufacturing technology to produce a variety of both packaging and coated paper products.
Valmet will deliver a fiber fractionation system to Sichuan Tianzhu Bamboo Resource Co., Ltd in the Sichuan Province in China to improve mill efficiency. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The project is scheduled to be executed in the fall 2023.
Valmet has been selected to rebuild the cooking, fiberline and evaporation plant of Andhra Paper’s Rajahmundry unit in India. The delivery is scheduled to take place in December 2023, and the start-up is planned for the Q1 2024.
Valmet introduces a new flame profiling application that enables real-time flame detection and monitoring in a pulp mill’s lime kiln environments. The system is engineered for durability and longevity and delivers visual and thermal analysis for optimizing fuel combustion and lime quality in lime kilns.
Valmet to deliver a coating section upgrade with electric heated air dryers to Stora Enso in Finland. The upgrade will bring energy savings and reduce emissions.
Valmet and Opal have agreed to extend the mill maintenance operations agreement and thus continue the long-term co-operation for mill maintenance services at Opal’s B9 board making line in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Valmet will supply a complete automation solution to Melitta Europa for its paper production plant in Minden, Germany. The order includes Valmet’s distributed control system (Valmet DNA DCS/MCS), a Valmet IQ Quality Control System and a Valmet IQ Web Inspection System.
Valmet will supply Valmet DNA Automation System (DCS) and Valmet IQ Quality Control System (QCS) to Schumacher Packaging’s Myszków plant in Poland for the rebuild of the board machine 2. The installation is scheduled to start in May 2023.
Valmet launces two new scanner models, Valmet IQ Scanner XL and Valmet IQ Scanner S. Both are designed for optimal production efficiency and superior performance in paper, board, nonwoven, and paper converting industries.
Valmet will supply a Valmet IQ Steam Profiler to Zhejiang Jingxing Paperboard Co., Ltd. in China. The system optimizes moisture profile and improves end-product quality. The delivery will take place in the Q2 2023.
Valmet entered into an agreement to acquire the U.S. based NovaTech Automation’s Process Solutions business. The acquisition will further strengthen Valmet’s recurring stable Automation business with a reliable batch distributed control system (DCS).
Valmet will rebuild Koehler Paper’s power boilers at its Oberkirch and Kehl paper mill sites in Germany. In Oberkirch, Valmet will convert an existing circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler from combusting coal to biomass. In Kehl, Valmet will supply a fuel upgrade on a CFB boiler.