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Valmet to supply a multifuel boiler to Kipaş Holding's new paper mill in Turkey

Finland-headed energy and forest industry technology major Valmet Oyj has announced that it has been selected by Turkey-headed industrial conglomerate Kipaş Holding A.Ş. to supply a multifuel power boiler and auxiliary process equipment to a greenfield paper mill in Söke, Aydin, Turkey. The boiler plant will provide steam for a paper machine currently under construction and additionally produce electricity.

Kipaş Kağıt operate a 425 000 tonne per annum containerboard plant in Turkoglu, Turkey that commenced operations in 2014. The plant uses 100 percent recycled waste paper as feedstock. Valmet, that supplied the containerboard machine, has now been selected to supply a multifuel CFB boiler to a new greenfield paper mill in Söke (photo courtesy Kipaş Kağıt).

According to a statement, the agreement was signed with Kipaş Holding’s subsidiary Maren Maras A.Ş. that is responsible for building and running the boiler plant. In 2013, Valmet supplied a containerboard machine to a board mill in southeastern Turkey owned by Kipaş Kağıt A.Ş, a joint venture of Kipaş Holding and Erdem Tekstil.

The boiler plant will provide steam for a paper machine currently under construction and additionally produce electricity. Its steam production capacity will be sufficient for a possible second paper machine. The start-up of the boiler plant is scheduled for March 2020. The value of the order has not been disclosed.

We chose Valmet to supply the boiler based on our earlier good cooperation and experience with Valmet’s state-of-the-art technology. The previous projects that we have carried out together have been successful, said Aladdin Yalçinözü, General Manager of Kipaş Kağıt.

Valmet’s delivery includes a CYMIC circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler for co-firing paper and water treatment sludge, plastic rejects, and coal. The boiler plant will have a steam production capacity of 260 tonnes per hour at 114 bar and 542°C. The delivery also includes flue gas cleaning equipment and a Valmet DNA automation system.

Valmet’s flexible boiler technology is ideal for the combustion of all the fuels which the greenfield power plant will utilize. Our flue gas cleaning will effectively reduce emissions, commented Kai Janhunen, Vice President, Energy Business Unit, Valmet.

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