March 2, 2021 - Valmet will supply a folding boxboard making line (BM 1), a fine paper making line (PM 3) and a bleached chemi thermo mechanical pulp (BCTMP) production line to Liansheng Pulp & Paper (Zhangzhou) in Zhangzhou, Fujian province, China.
Valmet said the lines will be delivered to a new greenfield pulp and paper mill in Zhangzhou, which will eventually have a total pulp and paper capacity of 3.9 million tonnes annually.
The start-ups of BM 1, PM 3 and BCTMP line are scheduled for the third quarter of 2022.
The values of the orders will not be disclosed, however Valmet said orders similar to delivery scopes of BM 1 and PM 3 amount to approximately EUR 190-220 million, and the value of an order similar to the delivery scope of the BCTMP line is typically around EUR 10-20 million.
"Valmet was chosen to be the supplier for BM 1, PM 3 and BCTMP line due to their smaller environmental impact, low operation cost, good reference mills and our good long-term cooperation," said Rongjun Xue, Vice General Manager, Liansheng Paper. "We valued highly the fact that Valmet has a strong reference base for both coated board and paper making lines, one example being the successfully started-up PM 10 of Fujian Liansheng.
"For the BCTMP, this is our first BCTMP plant and it will have a very large capacity. Prior to this investment, we did a lot of investigation in concept selection and technical evaluation," Xue added.
Xiangdong Zhu, Area President, China, Valmet, commented, "For the BM 1 and PM 3 lines, Valmet energy-efficient technology and good references, such as the market benchmark machine of Ningbo PM 4, were definitely key aspects in Liansheng's decision. We had lots of discussions with the customer, including raw material types, final product properties, future considerations for pulp and paper balance as well as chemical and energy balance."
The 8,850-mm-wide (wire) board machine (BM 1) will produce folding boxboard grades with a basis weight range of 210-350 g/m2 and design speed of 1,400 m/min. The daily capacity will be over 4,100 tonnes.
The 11,150-mm-wide (wire) paper machine (PM 3) will produce high-quality wood-free uncoated (WFU) with a basis weight range of 50-100 g/m2 and design speed of 1,800 m/min. The daily capacity will be over 1,800 tonnes.
The Valmet BCTMP line is integrated to the folding box board making line. Valmet's delivery includes the main equipment for the BCTMP line including RGP CD-82 refiners and TwinRoll wash press technology.
The delivery scope covers engineering, procurement and site supervision (EPS). Training, site services and corresponding spare parts are also a part of the scope.
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. To learn more, visit: www.valmet.com.
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