March 31, 2023 - Valmet will deliver a TwinRoll wash press to Holmen Paper's Braviken mill in Sweden. The start-up is scheduled for April 2024.
The Braviken mill has a total annual capacity of 605,000 tons of paper per year.
"The TwinRoll wash press will improve the separation between the thermomechanical pulp (TMP) mill and the paper machine," explained Fredrik Bragsjö, Production Manager TMP & WH, Holmen Paper, Braviken. "With a better separation we believe the paper machine will get a cleaner system, resulting in improved runnability and savings of chemicals, such as retention aid and similar chemicals.
"The good experience from the earlier installed TwinRoll wash press together with the possibility of common spare parts were also influencing our decision," Bragsjö added.
Michael Nylander, Sales Manager, EMEA Scandinavia Sales Pulp Solutions SE, EMEA, Valmet, said, "We are happy to cooperate with Holmen and deliver an additional Valmet TwinRoll washing press to their Braviken mill. This order will help improve the energy and washing efficiency of the TMP mill. We're also able to create a synergy for both presses when it comes to operational maintenance and spare parts."
Valmet's scope of supply includes a TwinRoll washing press, electric motors, mechanical erection, basic engineering, commissioning, start-up, process support and advisory services.
Braviken Paper Mill is located outside Norrköping, in the south of Sweden. The mill produces paper for magazines, books, and direct mail on two paper machines. The total capacity of the Braviken mill is 605,000 tonnes per year and the production is 100% based on fresh wood fibers from pulp wood and wood chips from the adjacent Holmen Timber sawmill. The Braviken mill employs approximately 400 people.
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.
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