Espoo, Finland 27 March 2014 -- Valmet will supply SCA with a new CompactCooking G2 plant for its pulp and paper mill in Obbola, Sweden. The start-up of the cooking plant is planned for October 2015. The value of the order is about 30 MEUR. The order is included in Valmet's first quarter 2014 orders received.
Valmet's scope of supply includes a cooking plant, chip feeding system, auxiliary equipment, complete installation and start-up. The cooking plant is the first stage in a chemical pulping line where lignin is separated from the fiber.
"The CompactCooking G2 possesses a simplified system compared to conventional cooking processes. Among other advantages it enables lower operation cost and flexibility, and improves productivity and availability," says Patrik Lidbäck, Sales Manager from Valmet. "Valmet and SCA Obbola have cooperated in several projects during the years, and we recently also agreed on the delivery of a mist eliminator for one of the evaporation units in the Obbola mill," Lidbäck continues.
CompactCooking G2 cooking system
CompactCooking G2 is Valmet's 2-vessel continuous cooking system mainly consisting of an ImpBin chip impregnation system and a digester for cooking of chips.
SCA is a leading global hygiene and forest products company. The Group develops and produces sustainable personal care, tissue and forest products. Sales are conducted in about 100 countries under many strong brands. As Europe's largest private forest owner, SCA places considerable emphasis on sustainable forest management. The Group has about 44,000 employees and its net sales in 2013 amounted to EUR 10.7 billion. SCA's Obbola containerboard mill produces 435,000 tons of unbleached kraftliner and has about 300 employees.
Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.
Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.
The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2013 were approximately EUR 2.6 billion. Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.
Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.