Valmet to deliver a new digester top separator to Södra Cell’s Mönsterås Mill in Sweden

Södra Cell Mönsterås mill (Photo Södra Cell)

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Valmet will deliver a new digester top separator to Södra Cell’s Mönsterås Mill in Sweden.

The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the first quarter 2024. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The delivery is scheduled to take place in October 2024.

Södra Cell made the investment decision after Valmet performed a mechanical lifecycle analysis on the digester during the mill’s annual shutdown in 2022. The new digester top separator will lengthen the lifespan of the digester originally installed in 1979.

“Keeping our machine line in good condition is the key to creating a safe work environment for our employees and further improving our performance. Thanks to Valmet’s lifecycle analysis, the digester top separator will now be renewed on time, contributing to the safety and reliability of the machine line,” says Johan Carlstroem, Maintenance Engineer at Södra Mönsterås.

“We are very happy that Södra Cell’s Mönsterås Mill chose Valmet as a supplier for this top separator replacement. Renewing parts that have reached the end of their lifecycle improves the safety of the mill, and in this case, it also simplifies the daily maintenance as the modern design of the new top separator enables using the same spare parts for the mill’s both digesters,” says Mattias Carlsson, Product Sales Manager, Pulp Solutions, EMEA at Valmet.

Technical information about the delivery

Valmet’s delivery includes a new digester top separator with modern design to the mill’s digester 4. The renewal will lengthen the lifespan of the digester and contribute to the overall safety of the mill.

About the customer

Södra Cell is one of the world’s leading producers of paper pulp and dissolving pulp. Södra’s three state-of-the-art pulp mills have a combined annual production capacity of 1.9 million tons. The Mönsterås Mill is Södra’s largest mill with a production capacity of 750,000 tonnes per year of softwood and hardwood pulp. The mill's core business is pulp production, but it is also an important source of green electricity.

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions we serve an even wider base of process industries. Our more than 19,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – every day.

The company has over 220 years of industrial history and a strong track record in continuous improvement and renewal. Valmet’s net sales in 2023 were approximately EUR 5.5 billion.

Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in Espoo, Finland.   

Source: Valmet