Valmet will deliver key pulp mill technology to Shandong Huatai Paper’s new pulp mill in the Shandong province in China. Valmet’s delivery includes cooking and fibreline, a recovery boiler, a lime kiln and a lime mud filter. The new pulp mill will produce 700,000 tonnes per year and is scheduled to start up at the end of 2024.
The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the second quarter 2023. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
“Technology brings industrial revolution, and low carbon creates green benefits. Shandong Province has put forward very high requirements in terms of emission standards. Valmet is one of the few suppliers that can offer equipment that emits below stringent standards. Based on the long-term and mutually beneficial cooperation with Valmet, we firmly believe that Valmet’s technology and services can bring our benefits to a higher level,” said Changgeng Sun, Vice General Manager, Shandong Huatai Paper.
“This delivery proves our technology leadership and how we can tailor the best solutions for our customers, combining our process technology, automation and industrial internet offering. The mill is scheduled to start in less than two years. By combining our strong local presence in China with excellent global engineering and technology teams, we are able to deliver this project successfully even with the tight project schedule,” said Sami Riekkola, Business Line President, Pulp and Energy, Valmet.
“We are very happy to continue our excellent cooperation with Huatai Group in this strategic investment. In addition to previous pulp, paper, and automation technology deliveries, we also have extensive services cooperation with the customer. In this project, our Chinese teams will play a key role in engineering, procurement, project management and offering site services to the customer,” said Xiangdong Zhu, Area President, China, Valmet.
Technical information about the delivery
Valmet’s cooking and fibreline delivery includes continuous cooking technology for hard wood and core technology for washing and bleaching. The delivery for the recovery island includes a high-power recovery boiler, a lime kiln and lime mud handling. The recovery boiler delivery also includes a training simulator. All the processes will include connectivity to enable Valmet Industrial Internet services.
About Shandong Huatai Paper and Huatai Group
Shandong Huatai Paper Co., Ltd is part of the Huatai Group, a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The Group is one of the global leaders in the paper and chemicals production sectors with a production of about three million tons of paper and board and two million tons of chemicals per year.