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Valmet to supply a cooking plant to Burgo Ardennes pulp mill in Belgium

Finland-headed energy and forest industry technology major Valmet Oyj has announced that it has been selected by pulp and paper producer Burgo S.p.A. to supply a batch cooking plant for its Burgo Ardennes pulp mill in Virton, Belgium. The start-up of the cooking plant is planned for the beginning of 2020.

Burgo has ordered a new batch cooking plant from Valmet for its Burgo Ardennes pulp mill (photo courtesy Valmet).

Burgo Group is one of Europe’s leading producers of coated and speciality papers. The Burgo Ardennes mill has been producing pulp since 1964 and has been a part of Burgo S.p.A. since 1994. The production capacity is 380 000 tonnes per annum of pulp, which is used for the mill’s own paper production while the remaining part is sold on the pulp market.

The new cooking plant will improve pulp characteristics and utilize the wood raw material in a more efficient way. Additionally, we will improve the local environment around the mill, mainly the odour, and reduce the energy consumption within the process area, said Michel Hartman, Mill manager at Burgo Ardennes mill in Virton.

Valmet’s scope of supply includes a new batch cooking plant with auxiliaries, such as platforms, piping and instrumentation. The installation of the supplied equipment, the commissioning and start-up services are also included. The value of the order has not been disclosed.

Valmet continues to bring valuable solutions to our pulp customers. This delivery shows once again the strength of our cooking technology portfolio, said Patrik Lidbäck, Sales Manager, Pulp and Energy Valmet.

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