Maintenance development and outsourcing services for board and paper mills

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Maintenance development and outsourcing for board and paper machines

Whether you’re running an new or existing board or paper mill, the optimal target is to maximize reliability and optimize performance. To help you reach your targets, we work together for continuous success. In greenfield mills we can help to secure world class start-up curve and speed up the return of investment.  At existing mills we can help customers to:

Reduce maintenance costs by 10-20%

Increase efficiency by 5-10%

Safe and sustainable maintenance operations

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This board mill customer had challenges to secure a world-class start-up curve, reach reliable production fast and secure safe and sustainable operations at the mill.

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How to maximize reliability and optimize performance with maintenance development and outsourcing services?

We are continuously challenging ourselves to develop our maintenance development and outsourcing services. The best results are achieved by working together. To help board and paper makers reach their targets, together we set-up a dream team with modern maintenance processes and mindset committed to safe and sustainable maintenance operations. A team ready to take on your site's everyday challenges. Reliable maintenance operations will make your mill or plant run optimally throughout its lifecycle, allowing you to focus on your core business.

Maintenance development support to site maintenance organization

We continuously develop our maintenance procedures, our way to manage maintenance and new maintenance solutions to meet your needs. The team is connected to our global network of expertise 24/7.

Benefits with maintenance development for board and paper mills:

  • Efficient and disturbance-free production
  • Systematic and efficient way to operate 
  • Maintenance cost efficiency
  • Less unplanned maintenance-related shuts

We see that our customers are facing challenges related to limited development resources, insufficient maintenance data at the plant, limited time, low availability due to many unplanned shutdowns or breaks and inefficient cost analyzing and planning.

All maintenance development services can be main portions inside the wider agreements like outsourcing, performance, maintenance, reliability, turn-key CMMS, etc.



maintenance data deliveries


maintenance audits delivered

Maintenance management services a systematic approach for more efficient operations

Maintenance operations agreements are the advanced cooperation we have with the customer. Our committed maintenance professionals provide maintenance management and technical support services for the customer.

Benefits of maintenance management services can be turnkey solutions for systematic and more efficient operations. Using Valmet’s knowhow on maintenance, process technology and automation, processes can be taken to the next level, whether outsourcing existing or new maintenance management operations. 

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Maintenance outsourcing services to take on full responsibility of the mill's maintenance and workshop operations

With our maintenance outsourcing services we take full responsibility of the mill's maintenance and workshop operations, including inventory management on-site and the hiring of required maintenance personnel.

Benefits of outsourcing services include turnkey solutions for systematic and more efficient operations, allowing the mill to focus on its core business. Using Valmet’s knowhow on maintenance, process technology and automation, processes can be taken to the next level, whether outsourcing existing or new maintenance operations.

Why maintenance outsourcing services improves your productivity?

  • Mills can focus on their core business
  • Systematic and efficient operations
  • Valmet's knowhow and expert services in use

Long-term collaboration to optimize maintenance costs and process availability with outsourcing agreements for existing mills

In the case of existing maintenance operations, an outsourcing process starts with a maintenance audit that covers both financial and operational aspects of the current maintenance operations. This study reveals the realistic development potential of the mill in terms of maintenance costs and process availability.

The typical scope of an outsourcing agreement covers:

  • Daily maintenance and shutdowns
  • Maintenance development
  • Maintenance materials management
  • Maintenance supplier network management

Establishment of maintenance for new board and paper mills

For new mills, the service scope includes setting up the organization and maintenance processes. This is always an extensive project and related planning should start already at the pre-engineering stage. The following issues need to be addressed before start-up:

  • Collection of required technical data and documentation
  • Creation of preventive and predictive maintenance plans
  • Implementation of a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Recruitment and training of maintenance personnel
  • Set up of maintenance supplier network
  • Set up of maintenance facilities, such as workshops and storage
  • Strategy for roll maintenance equipment, such as a roll grinder
  • Purchase of maintenance tools and equipment
  • Spare parts selection and procurement

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