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:
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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:
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:
Success is a joint effort and requires persistent work. This philosophy is embraced at Opal's Botany Mill in Australia with excellent results. Supported by Valmet, the mill is recognized as an industry benchmark for containerboard manufacturing, achieving production records year after year.
Saica has contracted Metso Mill Service (MMS)* to be the sole provider of maintenance services, from the recovered paper conveyors to the new reel warehouse, at its new 400,000 tpy Partington, UK mill, near Manchester. The concept focuses on a machine performance and productivity model which has been partially tested in Spain. *Valmet as of January 1, 2014