Valmet to Deliver Fibreline Upgrade to the Lecta Zaragoza Mill 

Valmet is to deliver a comprehensive fibreline technology upgrade to Lecta’s combined pulp and paper mill in Zaragoza, Spain. The upgrade enables a significant capacity increase in pulp production, while reducing operational costs and improving the availability of the fibreline.

The order was included in Valmet’s orders received in the first quarter of 2024. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The delivery is scheduled for Lecta’s annual shutdown in April 2025.

The fibreline upgrade will cover areas such as wood handling, cooking, brown stock screening, washing and oxygen delignification.

“Having successfully cooperated with the Zaragoza mill for a long time, we are happy that Lecta chose Valmet’s state-of-the-art wood handling, cooking and fibreline technologies for this upgrade. It is a very important milestone in Valmet’s service development in the Iberian Peninsula, and we will do our best to support the Zaragoza mill in obtaining their targets of high productivity, competitiveness and decreased environmental impact,” said Eduardo Ruiz Urrutia, Vice President, SEMEA Sales, EMEA Area at Valmet.

Delivery’s technical information
Valmet’s delivery consists of a comprehensive technology upgrade for the fibreline, including a new log feeding system and a Valmet Chip Cutter for wood handling, a cooking modification with Valmet OptiBin solution and Valmet Chip Pumps, a new screening room, an additional washing stage with a new Valmet TwinRoll Press, and an Oxygen Delignification stage modification.

About Lecta 
Lecta is one of the leading European manufacturers and distributors of specialty papers for labels and flexible packaging, coated and uncoated paper for publishing and commercial printing, and other high-value innovative products, such as 100 per cent recyclable and biodegradable functional papers. Lecta operates seven mills in Spain, France and Italy. The mill in Zaragoza, Spain, is a combined pulp and paper mill with a total production capacity of 536,000 tonnes per year.

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