Rottneros Vallvik Mill Back On-Stream After Upgrade Work

Oct. 3, 2010 - Rottneros said that it has completed maintenance work at its Vallvik pulp mill in Sweden, along with upgrade projects to the mill's evaporation plant and recovery boiler, and the mill now is back in operation.

The mill had been shutdown for about three weeks during the work.

Rottneros invested some SEK 130 million (approx. USD 19.5 million) in the projects, which involved replacing the remaining older part of the evaporation plant and also substantially improving air regulation in the recovery boiler.

“We have now eliminated production bottlenecks, thereby increasing the capacity of the mill from 200,000 to 220,000 tonnes per year,” said Robert Jensen, managing director of the Vallvik Mill.

The upgrades will also result in reduced emissions, Rottneros said.

Vallvik Mill produces two grades of long-fibre sulphate pulp: fully bleached sulphate pulp, ECF (Elemental Chlorine Free) and unbleached sulphate pulp, UKP (Unbleached Kraft Pulp). The mill has a permit to produce 220,000 tonnes per year.

In 2009 the mill produced 193,400 tonnes of pulp, which is a reduction of 4% from 2008 figures.

SOURCE: Rottneros

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