Valmet to supply multi-fuel boiler for Sappi's Kirkniemi paper mill in Finland
Valmet Corporation's press release on January 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. EET
Valmet will deliver a complete multi-fuel boiler to Sappi Ltd's Kirkniemi Mill
in Lohja, Finland. The startup of the plant is scheduled for summer 2015. The
order is included in Valmet's first quarter 2014 orders received. The value of
the order is not disclosed.
"Competitive solutions for multi-fuel based energy production are one of
Valmet's key competences and we are a leader in this field.Â The agreement with
Sappi is an excellent start for our energy business for the new year," says
Jyrki Holmala, Pulp and Energy Business Line President, Valmet.
The new boiler can flexibly use solid fuels such as bark from the mill's
debarking process, other wood-based fuels and coal. Together with the mill's
current biofuel boiler and Valmet's new boiler it is possible to produce
biomass-based energy up to 100%.
"With this investment we will be able to improve our cost competitiveness and
profitability as well as secure energy supply at our Kirkniemi Mill. In line
with Sappi's commitment to sustainable development, the processes will be based
on BAT - Best Available Technology, and the use of effective flue gas cleaning
equipment will minimize any environmental impact," says Martti Savelainen, Mill
Director of Sappi Kirkniemi.
Valmet's delivery will include a complete circulating fluidized bed (CFB)
boiler, and a Valmet baghouse filter. The contract also covers installation,
training and commissioning for the equipment. The boiler plant will have a steam
capacity of 88 MW. The boiler combines high-efficiency combustion of various
solid fuels with low emissions, even when burning fuels with completely
different calorific values at the same time.
"Commissioning a boiler plant of this size in 1.5 years is a challenging
timetable. This tight delivery schedule is possible thanks to Valmet's
standardized CFB boiler design, proper pre-engineering and experienced project
team," points out Juha SÃ¤rkijÃ¤rvi, Project Manager, Pulp and Energy business
About Sappi Kirkniemi Mill
Sappi Kirkniemi mill in Lohja, Finland is part of Sappi Fine Paper Europe.
Annually it produces 735,000 tons of high quality magazine papers which are used
for premium quality publications all over the world. The mill employs 600 paper
industry professionals from production to R&D. Over 90% of the mill's production
Sappi Fine Paper Europe (SFPE) is the leading European producer of coated fine
paper used in premium magazines, catalogues, books and high-end print
advertising. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, Sappi Fine Paper Europe is
recognised for innovation and quality.
Sappi Fine Paper Europe is a division of Sappi Limited (JSE), a global company
headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with over 14,000 employees and
manufacturing operations on three continents in seven countries, sales offices
in 50 countries, and customers in over 100 countries around the world. Learn
more about Sappi at www.sappi.com.
Further information, please contact:
Kai MÃ¤enpÃ¤Ã¤, Vice President, EMEA, Pulp and Energy business line, Valmet,
tel.+358 10 676 2410
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 2012 were approximately EUR 3 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.
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