France: Valmet to supply a new screening and washing plant to Smurfit Kappa

Valmet to supply a new screening and washing plant to Smurfit Kappa Cellulose Du Pin Biganos in France

Valmet will supply Smurfit Kappa Cellulose Du Pin Biganos pulp and paper mill in France with a new screening and brown stock washing plant for kraft liner pulp production. The new plant will replace old equipment and make the mill meet today’s environmental requirements. The delivery is scheduled for the beginning of 2017, and the start-up for later the same year. 

The order was included in Valmet’s fourth quarter 2015 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The value of an upgrade of this scope is usually valued below EUR 10 million.  

“Valmet has proven technology for high kappa pulp production, based on a unique cooking, refining and washing concept. This order is a token of our leading position within the area of fiber lines for kraft liner. We are looking forward to an interesting project together with Smurfit Kappa,” says Peter Rummel, Sales Manager, Valmet.

Technical information of the delivery

 The order includes a new screening plant with a reject refiner and a washing stage consisting of a filter stage followed by two TwinRoll presses. The screening and brown stock washing plant will have a capacity of 1250 adt/d. 

The site also holds the largest biomass CHP plant in France

In September 2011, Dalkia commissioned the largest woody biomass-fueled, combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant in all of France. It has an output of 50 megawatts of electricity and 260 metric tons (286 tons) of steam per hour. All the steam and some of the power produced at the CHP plant is sold to Smurfit Kappa and used on-site.

Dalkia Power Plant at Smurfit Kappa Cellulose du Pin Biganos in France.

Dalkia Power Plant at Smurfit Kappa Cellulose du Pin Biganos in France.

About the customer Smurfit Kappa

 Smurfit Kappa Cellulose du Pin, is one of the leading European producers of paper made from virgin fiber for packaging. Based in Facture, Aquitaine (South-West of France)its production unit is specialized in the manufacture of coverage Kraft paper corrugated board.

About Valmet:  

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries.

Valmet’s net sales in 2015 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – every day. Valmet’s head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. 

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 business.conbio.info /2016-04-12 / Lennart Ljungblom