Valmet to Supply New Tissue Production Line to WEPA in the United Kingdom
The new tissue machine will have a width of 5.6 meters, a design speed of 2,200 m/min and will increase WEPA's existing tissue production by approximately 65,000 tons per year.
Oct. 21, 2020 - Valmet will supply a complete tissue line, including full automation package, to WEPA's mill in Bridgend, the United Kingdom. The investment is a strategic step for the company to strengthen its presence in the United Kingdom.
The value of the order will not be disclosed.
"Our willingness to invest in state-of-the-art technology is an important part of our future-oriented Group strategy and the United Kingdom remains an important growth market for us in Europe. We are convinced that with Valmet we have the right partner at our side to successfully implement this project," says Martin Krengel, CEO of the WEPA Group.
"We are excited to collaborate with WEPA and to be selected as partner for their expansion in the United Kingdom. We are convinced that the new Valmet Advantage DCT line will provide the best performance and tissue quality to meet WEPA's high expectations for this project," says Jan Erikson, Vice President Sales, Tissue Mills business unit, Paper business line, Valmet.
The new tissue machine will have a width of 5.6 meters, a design speed of 2,200 m/min and will increase WEPA's existing tissue production by approximately 65,000 tons per year. The raw material to be used in the tissue production will be recycled and virgin fiber. The new production line is optimized to save energy and to enhance the quality of the final product.
Valmet's scope of delivery will comprise a complete tissue production line featuring stock preparation systems and a Valmet Advantage DCT 200 HS tissue machine.
Furthermore, the delivery will include an extensive Valmet automation package with Valmet DNA machine controls, process controls and Valmet IQ quality controls.
Complete engineering, installation, training, start-up and commissioning are also included in the delivery.
Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. The company's technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. For further information, visit: www.valmet.com