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Valmet to Rebuild Cooking, Fiberline and Evaporation Plant for Andhra Paper in India

Valmet TwinRoll press

Jan. 12, 2023 - Valmet has been selected to rebuild the cooking, fiberline and evaporation plant of Andhra Paper's Rajahmundry pulp and paper mill in India. The delivery is scheduled to take place in December 2023, and the start-up is planned for the first quarter 2024.

The value of the order will not be disclosed.

"With this investment, we will be able to improve our cost competitiveness and profitability as well as increase production at our Rajahmundry mill," said Nageswara Gadde, Vice President, Project of Andhra Paper Limited. "In line with Andhra Paper's commitment to sustainable development, the processes will be based on the best available technology and the use of state-of-the-art equipment, such as Valmet TwinRoll press and Valmet Tube Evaporator effect with vent condenser.

Varun Jain, Director, India Region, for Valmet, added, "The aim is to increase the pulp production while reducing the chemical and water consumption and the effluents."

Valmet's delivery includes the equipment and process rebuild for cooking, screening, oxygen stage, a new DHT bleaching stage including TwinRoll wash press and services.

For evaporation plant rebuild, Valmet will replace the competitor's existing line with cutting-edge evaporation technology to enable high performance for evaporation and condensate treatment.

About Andhra Paper Limited

Andhra Paper Limited was established in 1964 and is today one of the largest integrated paper and pulp manufacturers in India. Andhra Paper produces writing, printing and copier papers for oversea and domestic markets. Production facilities at Rajahmundry and Kadiyam have a total production capacity of 240,000 tons per year. The company has around 2,500 employees.

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With its automation systems and flow control solutions, Valmet serves an even wider base of process industries.

SOURCE: Valmet

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