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Valmet and Saipem eye decarbonization of hard-to-abate industries

Valmet and Saipem eye decarbonization of hard-to-abate industries
Valmet and Saipem have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop joint solutions to decarbonize the hard-to-abate industries (image courtesy Valmet).

Finland-headed forest industry and energy technology provider Valmet Oyj has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Italy-headed energy and infrastructure engineering and construction major Saipem S.p.A. to develop joint solutions to decarbonize the industrial sectors that face significant challenges in reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, also known as hard-to-abate industries.

According to a statement, the companies will collaborate to offer effective solutions combining Saipem’s technologies for carbon dioxide (CO2) management with the heat recovery and flue gas treatment units engineered and produced by Valmet for the pulp, paper, and energy segments, thus bringing integrated and flexible options to their customers in both existing and new facilities.

Sustainability is at the core of Valmet’s business strategy and operations. In our climate program − Forward to a carbon-neutral future − we have set ambitious targets as we believe that technology plays a key role in mitigating climate change and global warming in the transition to a carbon-neutral economy. We have already achieved our target of enabling carbon-neutral production for all our pulp and paper customers who have access to fossil-free energy sources. We are also continuously improving the energy efficiency of our current offering. Our collaboration with Saipem fully supports these targets, and we are proud to be part of this initiative, said Lari-Matti Kuvaja, Director of Environmental Systems, Pulp and Energy, Valmet.

Both Saipem and Valmet are committed to supporting customers along their Net Zero journey and ensuring effective end-to-end CO2 management for emission-intensive and hard-to-abate industries.

Technology is the key to successfully tackling the decarbonization of hard-to-abate sectors. Together with Valmet, our ambition is to integrate processes and technologies, providing clients with an end-to-end decarbonized solution in line with their Net Zero targets. This MoU expands Saipem’s portfolio of energy transition innovations, further strengthening our unique ability to cover the entire CO2 capture, re-utilization, and storage value chain, through our drilling, onshore and offshore know-how, assets, and technologies, said Fabrizio Botta, Chief Commercial Officer at Saipem.

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