Valmet to support SCA Obbola with further fiber line improvements

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Valmet will deliver two fiber line improvement projects to SCA Obbola mill in Sweden.

The projects support SCA’s earlier investments. The first installations will take place during the mill’s spring shutdown in May 2023.

The orders were included in Valmet's orders received of the first quarter 2023. The value of the orders will not be disclosed.

The deliveries include a Valmet ImpBin chip impregnation system rebuild and the installation of Valmet Wash Filter Hoods. The ImpBin rebuild will stabilize and increase the mill’s pulp production and improve its energy efficiency. The new wash filter hoods will primarily improve the mill’s safety during regular maintenance and annual shutdowns.

“We have developed an excellent customer relationship with the SCA Obbola mill over the years and are happy to continue our good co-operation. These orders continue SCA Obbola’s extensive investments in the mill’s fiber line and show SCA’s trust in Valmet’s expertise and ability to improve their performance. Through the long-term partnership Valmet is able to contribute to the continuous development of all SCA’s mills,” says Andreas Lindstedt, Corporate Account Manager, EMEA, Valmet.

Technical information about the delivery

Valmet’s delivery will include two projects. The Valmet ImpBin chip impregnation system rebuild enables a thorough impregnation of the chips with liquor before cooking, leading to more stable and increased pulp production.

The new wash filter hoods are made of strong and durable glass-fiber reinforced plastic FRB with low weight. They offer easy removal and re-installation, thus improving safety during inspection and maintenance. Installation of the new filter hoods will take place during 2024.

About the customer SCA

SCA offers packaging paper, pulp, wood products, renewable energy, services for forest owners and efficient transport solutions. In 2022, SCA had approximately 3,300 employees and sales amounted to approximately EUR 1.9 billion. SCA was founded in 1929 and has four pulp and paper mills in Sweden. In October 2022, SCA started up the world's largest paper machine for the production of kraftliner at its Obbola mill.

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 17,500 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. In 2022, a major milestone was achieved when the flow control company Neles was merged into Valmet. Valmet’s net sales in 2022 were approximately EUR 5.1 billion. 

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

Source: Valmet