Valmet-delivered wood handling line started up at Stora Enso Kaukopää carton board mill in Imatra, Finland

A wood handling line delivered by Valmet has successfully been started up at Stora Enso Kaukopää production unit in Imatra, Finland. The first running with material was done on August 10, 2022 and high capacity operation continued the following week and went well. After the test running in full operation period the operation was handed over to Stora Enso on September 14, 2022, two days ahead of schedule.

“We needed a third wood handling line which would supply chips to both Kaukopää and Tainionkoski production units. The choice of supplier fell on Valmet as our earlier lines came from them and we wanted similar spare parts and the similar chip quality and capacity”, says Kimmo Nikunen, Project Manager at Stora Enso.

“The start-up was smooth and after making sure everything was ready and adjusted to an optimized condition, the line was handed over to the customer”, says Mikko Rajala, Project Manager at Valmet.

This delivery is a typical Nordic type of wood handling including log infeed, debarking, chipping, elevator, screw conveyors and bark handling with bark press and crusher.

About Stora Enso

Part of the global bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable products in packaging, biomaterials, wooden construction and paper, and one of the largest private forest owners in the world. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. Stora Enso has approximately 22,000 employees and our sales in 2021 were EUR 10.2 billion.

For further information, please contact: 

Mika Kokki, Senior Sales Manager, Pulp and Energy Business Line, Valmet, tel. +358 50 317 1569