Valmet Awarded Major Supply Deal for SCA's Ostrand Pulp Mill Expansion Project

Valmet's delivery includes a Compact Cooking G2 together with a TwinRoll press based fiber line for both ECF and TCF pulp production at a capacity of 2,850 air dry tons per day.

Dec. 2, 2105 - Valmet announced that it has received a major order to deliver cooking, fiber line and evaporation plant to SCA's Ostrand pulp mill located in Timra, Sweden. This delivery is part of SCA's investment to upgrade the production of bleached softwood kraft pulp at the Ostrand mill from today's capacity of 430,000 tons to 900,000 tons per year.

The value of the deal was not disclosed.

According to SCA's project director, Ingela Ekebro, "The new pulp mill will have world class technology. We are going to produce pulp with top quality, while our environmental performance is the best achievable and we are going to do it with a cost efficiency that allows us to successfully compete with other pulp suppliers worldwide."

Bertel Karlstedt, President, Pulp and Energy Business Line, Valmet, commented, "This major agreement with SCA is a strong continuation of Valmet's and SCA's long term cooperation and an important achievement for our pulp technology business. The project has a significant employment impact to Valmet in Sweden, since a significant part of the equipment to be delivered in this project, will be engineered and produced in our Swedish units."

A large part of the order will be delivered from Valmet's Swedish units — the cooking plant from Karlstad, fiber line from Sundsvall, and evaporation plant from Gothenburg.

Valmet's delivery includes a Compact Cooking G2 together with a TwinRoll press based fiber line for both ECF and TCF pulp production at a capacity of 2,850 air dry tons per day (adt/d). The evaporation plant consist of 7 effects with a TUBEL superconcentrator for high dry solids and has a capacity of 1,150 tons of evaporated water per hour.

The total package is optimized for superior water and energy efficiency, Valmet said.

The final start-up of the renewed pulp mill is scheduled for May 2018.

Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. To learn more, please visit: www.valmet.com

SOURCE: Valmet