Pulp and Energy business line
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Pulp and Energy business line supplies complete pulp mills and process equipment for chemical and mechanical pulp production, as well as biomass and waste fueled power plants, boiler islands and related environmental systems.
The business line’s customers are mainly pulp producers and power and heat producers. The most important geographical markets are Europe, South America and Asia.
Pulp is mainly used as a raw material in manufacturing various paper grades, including board, tissue and printing paper. It is also used for other applications such as viscose and hygiene products.
Valmet’s energy products include boilers, environmental protection systems and technology rebuilds. It is a leading global supplier of biomass-based heat and power generation solutions. Company also supplies complete medium-scale heat and power plants that focus on using biomass and sorted waste.
Valmet’s emission control solutions are designed to secure safe operation with low emissions. In addition to pulp and energy applications, it has developed the technology to clean marine exhaust gas emissions.
Deliveries in Pulp and Energy business line are typically project based. Valmet typically enters into a bidding process for new projects. A typical pulp mill project lasts between 12 and 24 months and includes project management, engineering, manufacturing, delivery and start-up of equipment and a responsibility for achieving agreed process parameters. The scope of contracts varies from equipment supply only to the delivery of full EPC scope (Engineering, Procurement and Construction, excluding civil works). Sales are typically under fixed price contracts.
- Growth in board and tissue consumption in Asia
- Need for virgin wood pulp. Decreasing availability of recycled paper and limitations to recycling rates
- Production concentrating to larger pulp lines and mills
- Growth in energy consumption
- Demand for sustainable energy
- Modernization of aging plants
- Incentives and regulation