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Valmet to Supply Rottneros with High Consistency Bleaching System

Rottneros pulp mill The focus of the pulp mill rebuild project is to lower the peroxide consumption, increase capacity and keep maintenance costs to a minimum.

Jan. 28, 2016 - Valmet announced that it will deliver a new high consistency bleaching system to Rottneros pulp mill in Sweden.

This is the first step in a larger rebuild project at the mill called Agenda 500, Valmet noted. The longtime goal is to increase both availability and the total production volume of Rottneros two pulp mills to reach a capacity of 500,000 ton per year.

Planned delivery time for the bleaching system is in July 2016.

The value of the order was not disclosed, but Valmet said an order of this scale is typically valued at around euro 2-4 million.

"In our investment project we aim to increase capacity and lower our chemical consumption. We have had a long and good relation with Valmet over the years, which is one of the reasons for choosing them as supplier," said Nils Hauri, Production Manager at Rottneros mill.

Valmet's delivery includes machinery and erection, training, commissioning and start-up services.

The new high consistency bleaching system consists of a chemical mixer and a bleaching tower, two washing stages with screw presses and mc pumps.

The focus of the project is to lower the peroxide consumption, increase capacity and keep maintenance costs to a minimum.

Rottneros produces market pulp at its two mills in Sweden, which have a combined annual production capacity of just under 350,000 tonnes of pulp.

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