Valmet brings a boost to board machine in Russia
Finnish company Valmet is continuing its co-operation with one of the leading pulp and paper mills in Russia and Eastern Europe, after completing a successful pre-engineering project earlier this year.
The agreement between the two companies sees Valmet supplying an extensive board machine and automation rebuild for Arkhangelsk Pulp & Paper Mill (PPM) in the city of Novodvinsk. The rebuilt machine is scheduled to become operational in the second half of 2018.
The project seeks to increase production by almost a third.
Valmet has not disclosed the value of the agreement but states that similar orders are typically valued at around 50–60 million euros. The rebuild is a part of Arkhangelsk’s investment project, which has a total value of 8.8 billion rubles (about 125 million euros).
Arkhangelsk PPM is one of the leading pulp and paper mills in Russia and Eastern Europe focusing on pulp, board and paper production. The owner of the mill is Austrian Pulp Mill Holding.
“The project continues our good co-operation with Arkhangelsk – we have earlier delivered several pulp and paper technologies to them, the latest being the pulp mill upgrade and two modern refiner lines,” says Vesa Simola, EMEA area president of Valmet.