Finland-headed energy and forest industry technology provider Valmet Oyj has announced that it will supply the world’s largest bleached chemi thermo mechanical pulp (BCTMP) line to Guangxi Sun Paper Co., Ltd’s new Beihai mill in China. The delivery is part of Sun Paper’s new greenfield mill in Beihai, which will eventually have a total pulp and paper capacity of 3.5 million tonnes annually.
Sun Paper is one of the subsidiaries of Shandong Sun Holdings Group, which was founded in 1982. Currently Sun Paper has two mills in China’s Shandong province. The company also operates a dissolving pulp mill in Laos. In July 2019, Sun Paper established a wholly-owned subsidiary, Guangxi Sun Paper Co Ltd, to build an integrated pulp and paper mill in Beihai.
Valmet’s delivery includes the main equipment for the BCTMP line including refiner and wash press technology. The EPS delivery scope covers engineering, procurement, and site supervision. Training, site services, and corresponding spare parts are also a part of the scope.
We have been discussing BCTMP technology with Valmet over the years and have done a lot of research on Valmet installations. The selected solution meets our needs very well, especially in terms of energy saving, environmental impact and operation capacity, said Yanjun Cao, Vice General Manager, Sun Paper.
Valmet will supply the world’s largest The bleached chemi thermo mechanical pulp (BCTMP) line order, the value of which has not been disclosed, complements the fine paper machine, automation, and recovery boiler order, which Valmet announced in April 2020 and the cooking and fiberline order announced at the beginning of June.
The Valmet delivered BCTMP line is integrated to a folding box board line which will have capacity of 1 800 airdried metric tonnes per day (admt/d).
This BCTMP order from Sun Paper is a great breakthrough for our cooperation, especially in BCTMP technology. The state-of-the-art technology we offered will help the customer to reduce operation cost significantly. This order further extends Valmet’s scope of delivery to Sun Paper Beihai Mill, said Xiangdong Zhu, Area President, China, Valmet.