Baling line rebuild gives Södra Värö head start

The upgraded baling lines at Södra Cell’s Värö pulp mill in Sweden are up and running, enhancing safety and increasing capacity. They are giving the mill a head start in its major EUR 400 million expansion project to boost annual softwood sulfate pulp production capacity from 425,000 to 700,000 tonnes.

Valmet supplied all three of the mill’s existing baling lines, and was contracted to rebuild two of the baling lines to enhance capacity, availability and not least, safety. New machines integrated into the existing lines will increase capacity by eliminating the availability and reliability issues associated with the old machines.