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Valmet has signed contracts for a large pulp and paper technology delivery to Klabin S.A. in Brazil. The order consist of a kraftliner machine (PM27), a new fiberline, a new continuous cooking and a pulp dryer rebuild. The order is included in Valmet’s second quarter 2019 orders received and the value of the order is around EUR 260-290 million.
Furthermore, Valmet and Klabin have signed Letters of Intent (LOI) for the delivery of a second kraftliner machine (PM28) and a second cooking and fiberline for which the final agreements are expected to be signed and delivery schedule to commence in May 2021.
The now agreed order for the delivery of a kraftliner production line is Valmet’s first large board making technology delivery to Brazil and means an important breakthrough to the Brazilian paper industry market for Valmet.
“Our upcoming new kraftliner production line will be the world’s first production line for kraftliner made from 100 percent eucalyptus pulp. We have done, together with Valmet, a lot of conceptual and engineering developments for this innovative solution that will deliver a high performance kraftliner for the corrugated container industry,” says Francisco César Razzolini, Industrial Technology, Innovation, Sustainability, Project and Pulp Business Officer at Klabin.
“This first major paper technology order enhances Valmet’s position in the Brazilian market, where we have been so far especially known as a partner for pulp producers,” says Jari Vähäpesola, President, Paper Business Line, Valmet.
The pulp technology delivery for its part will create the first reference for Valmet’s new continuous cooking technology, CompactCooking G3, which was launched in 2018. Moreover, the rebuild of the pulp dryer will increase the capacity of the current pulp drying line delivered by Valmet in 2016.
“Klabin wanted a solution with high pulp quality to meet challenging end-product requirements with high availability and decided to trust Valmet to deliver this. This is a significant order for our pulp business in South America and proves the competitiveness of our new innovations in cooking and fiber line technology,” says Bertel Karlstedt, President, Pulp and Energy business line, Valmet.
The employment impact of the krafliner production line (PM27) delivery is over 500 man years mainly in Europe, Brazil and China and of the pulp technology delivery almost 500 man years mainly in Finland, Sweden and Brazil.
more detail at: https://www.valmet.com/media/news/press-releases/2019/valmet-agrees-on-a-major-pulp-and-board-technology-delivery-to-klabin-in-brazil/