BRENTFORD, UK, June 11, 2014 (Press Release) - Valmet Corporation has placed an order with Luvata for 900-industrial heat exchangers valued at EUR 5.7 million. The industrial coils will be used in paper pulp dryers at Valmet customer facilities in Brazil and Indonesia.
With each heat exchanger weighing approximately 2-tons and measuring approximately 6 x 1,5 x 0,5 meters, the total project will involve over 217-tonnes of steel tube, 900-tonnes of steel bands and more than 143,800 tube plate drill holes, all delivered in two fixed delivery months.
"We have a very strong supplier network, and Luvata is one of them," says Hannu T. Pietilä, Valmet Area President, Asia Pacific. "The evaporation system and pulp dryers delivering to Indonesia will be the largest in the world. This requires an unprecedented scale of pieces and parts that must all come together in a well-organized fashion."
"We've designed and manufactured high-quality coils and coolers for industrial applications for over 70 years. Today that's no longer enough," indicates Mattias Lindhe, Commercial Director EMEA - Industrial with Luvata Söderköping. "We must also deliver complex, logistically challenging, turnkey supply solutions. And that's when Luvata excels."
Valmet signed a contract with OKI Pulp & Paper Mills to supply key technology for a pulp mill project in South Sumatra, Indonesia. The new mill is expected to produce approximately 2 million ADT (air dry tonne) of pulp annually. The commercial production is expected to begin in 2016.
Valmet will also supply two pulp drying lines to Klabin's new plant in Ortigueira in Parana, Brazil. The annual production capacity of Klabin's new plant will be 1.5 million tons, with start-up of the new plant scheduled for the first half of 2016.
Luvata is a world leader in metal solutions manufacturing and related engineering services. Luvata's solutions are used in industries such as renewable energy, power generation, automotive, medicine, air-conditioning, industrial refrigeration, and consumer products. The company's continued success is attributed to its longevity, technological excellence and strategy of building partnerships beyond metals. Employing over 6,300 staff in 17 countries, Luvata works in partnership with customers such as Siemens, Toyota, CERN, and Carrier.