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Valmet to deliver white liquor handling system to BillerudKorsnäs' Skärblacka mill in Sweden

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Valmet to deliver white liquor handling system to BillerudKorsnäs' Skärblacka mill in Sweden

July 06, 2015 - 20:28

ESPOO, Finland, July 7, 2015 (Press Release) -Valmet will deliver a white liquor handling system to BillerudKorsnäs's pulp mill in Skärblacka, Sweden. The start-up of the rebuilt plant is planned in June 2016.

The order is included in Valmet's second quarter 2015 orders received and the value of the order will not be disclosed.

"Previously Valmet has delivered a recovery boiler rebuild and a new evaporation plant to the Skärblacka mill. This upgrade will enable a production capacity increase, as existing equipment has become too small and is in a need of extensive maintenance," says Thomas Malmqvist, Sales Manager Pulp and Energy, from Valmet.

Details about the delivery

The new equipment that Valmet will install are a white liquor filter of type PDW and a causticizer tank. The white liquor filter produces a clear white liquor which increases the efficiency and availability in the pulping process. The separation of white liquor from lime mud is done by pressure filtration. After the rebuild the white liquor plant will have a capacity of 5 200 m3 per day.

About the customer BillerudKorsnäs and Skärblacka mill

BillerudKorsnäs is a leading company within renewable packaging materials. Together with their partners, they create smart packaging solutions. The company has about 4 300 employees and eight production units, one of which is the Skärblacka mill.

Skärblacka mill develops and produces everything from highly porous sack paper to fluting and white machine glazed kraft paper. Production capacity of the mill is 430 000 tonnes/year.

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Valmet's vision is to become the global champion in serving its customers.

Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. The strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production. Valmet's advanced automation solutions range from single measurements to mill wide turnkey automation projects.

Valmet's net sales in 2014 were approximately EUR 2.5 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.