Valmet to supply the world’s fastest coated board making line for APP’s Guangxi Jingui Pulp and Paper in China
Finland-headed energy and forest industry technology major Valmet Oyj has announced that it will supply a coated board making line (PM 2) with extensive packages of automation and Industrial Internet solutions for APP’s Guangxi Jingui Pulp and Paper’s (GJPP) Qinzhou mill in China. The start-up is scheduled for 2021.
Guangxi Jingui Pulp and Paper Co. Ltd was formally established in 2003 and is a part of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP-China). APP-China is delivering quality products to meet the growing global demand for tissue, packaging, and paper from customers all over the world. The total annual production volume of APP’s mills is around 11 million tonnes.
When started-up, PM 2 will be the world’s fastest and very modern coated board making machine with the highest capacity. It will follow the footsteps of APP’s Ningbo PM 4 machine that was started-up in 2014 and is currently the fastest folding boxboard (FBB) machine in the world.
The most important target for GJPP was that PM 2 will be a high-capacity board machine line with state-of-the-art technology. The customer also emphasized the importance of low operating cost. Valmet’s coated board line and its very low energy and water consumption values were proven to be the lowest ones when comparing to competitors,” said Timo Saresvuo, Senior Sales Manager, Valmet.
Comprehensive delivery package
Valmet’s delivery for PM 2 will include a high-speed coated board making line from broke collection to reel and winders. Three OptiFlo Foudrinier headboxes, OptiFormer Multi forming section and OptiPress Linear press section produce high-quality baseboards. Four OptiCoat Jet blade coating stations ensure the high coating quality. OptiCoat Dry air dryers are very energy efficient in addition to maintaining the high coating quality.
The delivery will also include a complete process ventilation system for board machine with OptiAir high humidity hood and heat recovery. Center-driven OptiReel Linear reel combined with two OptiWin Drum two-drum winders with Dual Unwind deliver substantially high capacity level without any compromises on safety.
The wide automation package includes Valmet DNA Automation System for process and drive controls as well as runnability and condition monitoring. The Valmet IQ Quality Management Solution features scanning measurements, related machine and cross direction controls, and profilers.
The delivery will also include comprehensive Paper Machine Clothing, spare parts, and consumables packages. The start-up and the further optimization of the new board machine will be supported remotely from Valmet Performance Center utilizing the latest Industrial Internet solutions. Data-based and proactive remote support is a fast and efficient way to ensure that the machine is meeting the planned start-up curve.
The 8,850-mm-wide (wire) board machine will produce ivory board grades (folding boxboard, FBB) with the basis weight range of 190-300 g/m2. The design speed of the machine will be 1,450 m/min and the daily capacity of approximately 3 800 tonnes.
Although the value of the order has not been disclosed, Valmet says that the total value of an order of this type and scope is typically around EUR 150-200 million.