Finland-headed forest industry and energy technology provider Valmet Oyj has announced that it has received a major order from Liansheng Pulp & Paper (Zhangzhou) Co. Ltd in Fujian Province, China covering multiple technology deliveries for the customer’s Zhangpu site.
Established in 2020, Liansheng Pulp & Paper (Zhangzhou) Co., Ltd is a large-scale forest-pulp-paper integrated pulp and paper enterprise. Its main products include for example chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, white cardboard, fine paper, and tissue.
Valmet will supply a coated board-making line (BM 2) with related automation systems, bleached chemi-thermo mechanical pulp (BCTMP) technology, and two small-size tissue machines (TM 5 and TM 6).
In addition, Valmet will supply four tissue machine headboxes for tissue machines TM 7, TM 8, TM 9, and TM 10 at the same site.
The start-up of the coated board machine and BCTMP technology is scheduled for the third quarter of 2025, the tissue machines for the fourth quarter of 2024, and the tissue machine headboxes for the third quarter of 2024.
The value of the order will not be disclosed.
Builds on past cooperation
During the past 15 years, Liansheng Pulp & Paper has been deepening its cooperation with Valmet through several equipment deliveries to its sites in Longhai and Zhangpu.
To Longhai Valmet has earlier delivered three corrugated paper machines (PM 5, PM 6, and PM 10).
Liansheng Pulp & Paper is deeply involved in environmental protection and recycling, taking the development of the circular economy as our concept. Liansheng Zhangpu base is our first time using virgin pulp for pulping and papermaking. In the first phase of the project, Valmet’s unique offering and service laid a solid foundation for us, establishing our competitive position in the market. This is also the key factor why we chose to cooperate with Valmet again, said Chen Jiayu, Chairman of Liansheng Pulp & Paper.
As part of the customer’s Phase I development project in its new site in Zhangpu, Valmet has delivered a folding boxboard-making line (BM 1), a high-grade printing paper production line (PM 3), one BCTMP production line and two tissue machines (TM 3 and TM 4).
Over the years, Liansheng has been an important customer for Valmet, and we have been the trusted partner in their significant development projects. The projects in the new Zhangpu site’s first development phase were started up successfully under the great teamwork of Valmet and Liansheng, creating a new world record for starting up complex projects in such a short time. The advantages of Valmet’s technologies, our entire unique offering combining process technologies, services, and automation, and our local commissioning and startup capabilities are the main factors for Liansheng to choose Valmet as a supplier for this Phase II project in Zhangpu base, said Zhu Xiangdong, Area President, China, Valmet.