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Valmet to supply papermaking line and paper machine rebuild to Asia-Pacific

Valmet to supply papermaking line and paper machine rebuild to Asia-Pacific
Detail of a Valmet paper machine line (photo courtesy Valmet).

Finland-headed forest industry and energy technology provider Valmet Oyj has announced that it has received two orders from one of its major customers in Asia-Pacific. One order includes a complete papermaking line and the other includes a paper machine rebuild with automation and services. Both will produce uncoated woodfree grades, and the start-ups are scheduled for 2026.

The papermaking line delivery will include complete stock preparation lines with an approach flow system and a high-speed papermaking line from headbox to winders.

It also includes a wide range of automation solutions, Valmet Industrial Internet solutions, and comprehensive paper machine clothing, spare parts, and consumables packages.

The rebuild delivery will include the rebuild of a high-speed fine paper-making machine from headbox to calender, and a new reel.

Automation, Valmet Industrial Internet solutions with connectivity as well as comprehensive spare parts and consumables packages together with paper machine clothing are included.

While the client and the values of the orders have not been disclosed, according to Valmet the papermaking line is typically worth between EUR 90 million and EUR 120 million, and the rebuild between EUR 20 million and EUR 40 million.

Our long-term partnership with the customer has resulted in many successful projects, and these orders are continuing our cooperation. The customer was searching for a supplier capable of providing flexible solutions and advanced technology for high-speed paper machines to meet their high quality, production speed, and efficiency targets. The orders will strengthen Valmet’s position as the preferred supplier for wide and high-speed fine paper machine lines, said Markus Veikkola, Director of Contracts and Customer Relations, Board and Paper Mills, Paper business line, Valmet.

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