Stockholm, Sweden 08 June 2014 -- Södra Cell has chosen Valmet to supply the equipment for the planned expansion at its pulp mill in Mörrum.
Södra's Board of Directors made a decision in June to invest around SEK 700 million in expanding pulp production at Södra Cell Mörrum. A new chip plant will be constructed and one of the two pulp lines will be upgraded.
Södra has chosen Valmet to supply the equipment, as well as supplying and installing two debarking lines; one for softwood chip production and one for hardwood chip production with associated bark handling. The order also includes conveyors and conveyor belts for connection to existing chip stacks and bark stores. Valmet values the order at approximately SEK 190 million.
Södra previously selected GL&V for upgrading the softwood pulp line in Mörrum and NCC for landscaping, site work and construction work.
The investments in Mörrum will increase production capacity from 380,000 tpy to 425 000 tpy of pulp. The Mörrum mill produces both softwood pulp and dissolving pulp (textile pulp).
Södra has also chosen Valmet to supply machine equipment for the major expansion of the pulp mill in Värö.
Valmet Corporation is a global developer and supplier of services and technology for the pulp, paper and energy industry. Valmet has revenues of around EUR 2.6 billion (2013) and employs 11,000 staff. Its head office is based in Espoo, Finland.