Valmet to Supply Paper Machine Grade Conversion Rebuild for Stora Enso at its Oulu Mill
After the grade conversion, PM 7 at Stora Enso's Oulu mill will be producing kraftliner and white top liner grades with a basis weight range of 80-225 g/m2. PM 7's annual capacity will be 450,000 tonnes.
June 18, 2019 - Valmet will supply an extensive paper machine grade conversion rebuild for Stora Enso at its Oulu Mill in Finland. In the project, originally Valmet-supplied paper machine PM 7, which is currently producing fine papers, will be rebuilt to produce high-quality virgin-fiber-based kraftliner grades.
According to Valmet, the project is part of Stora Enso's investment plan to transform to higher profitability business with grade conversion projects. Oulu Mill will cease to produce woodfree coated papers by the end of 2020.
The start-up of the rebuilt PM 7 is scheduled for the end of 2020.
"The conversion of Oulu Mill will enable Stora Enso to further improve its position in the growing packaging business and we are taking a major step forward in our transformation," says Ari Saarnio, Project Director from Stora Enso.
Valmet's delivery will include a new world-class production line for virgin-fiber based kraftliner (both brown and white-top). All the equipment will be delivered with installation.
The 9,000-mm-wide (wire) PM 7 will be producing kraftliner and white top liner grades with a basis weight range of 80-225 g/m2. The design speed of the new parts will be 1,300 m/min. The annual capacity will be 450,000 tonnes.
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