Espoo, Finland 16 June 2014 -- Valmet will supply Portucel Soporcel with upgrades for its Cacia mill in Portugal. Valmet's delivery will secure high pulp quality at the new increased production level. The start-up of the renewed plant is planned for the summer 2015. The order is included in Valmet's second quarter 2014 orders received and the value of the order will not be disclosed.
"This order is a continuation of a long-lasting relationship between Portucel and Valmet. The new lime kiln will support the increased demand for lime, as Cacia mill increases its pulp production," says Stefan Mattsson, Vice President, Fiber Processing Business Unit, from Valmet.
Technical details of Valmet's delivery
Valmet's delivery includes batch cooking, screening, bleaching and a new lime kiln with a capacity of 110 metric tons per day (MTPD). The bleach plant rebuild includes a new TwinRoll press, which replaces two drum filters. The new lime kiln with flash dryer and electro static precipitator (ESP) will be able to burn both heavy fuel oil (HFO) and natural gas.
About Portucel Soporcel Group
The Portucel Soporcel group is Portugal's second largest exporter. The group operates paper and pulp mills in Setúbal, Figueira da Foz and Cacia. The group is a leading European manufacturer of uncoated woodfree (UWF) printing and writing paper and Europe's top producer of BEKP (Bleached Eucalyptus Kraft Pulp). The Cacia mill is located in central Portugal at the heart of the country's largest area of eucalyptus forest. The Cacia pulp mill produces currently 285 thousand tons a year of pulp designed for special applications.
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.
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