One of the world's largest pulp mills supplied by Valmet successfully started up in Brazil

Valmet Corporation's press release on January 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. EET

Suzano Papel e Celulose's new pulp mill located in Imperatriz, Maranhão, Brazil was started up at the end of December 2013. The mill is the first complete pulp mill supplied by Valmet in South America.  

The project was started in April 2011. Valmet delivered the main parts of a green field pulp mill comprising wood handling, cooking plant and fiber line, pulp drying and baling, evaporation, power boiler, recovery boiler, causticizing and lime kiln. The delivery also included Metso's automation solution for all process areas. The new mill will produce 1.5 million tons of bleached eucalyptus market pulp per year.

"Providing competitive technologies and solutions for pulp production is one of Valmet's strategic focus areas. We have been working with Suzano, one of the leading pulp producers in Latin America, since 1970's. This project has been significant both for Valmet and Suzano and has been done in good cooperation between professionals from both companies", says Pasi Laine, President and CEO, Valmet.

"Maranhão pulp production unit is one of the largest pulp lines in the world. The project demonstrates our strong capabilities as full-scope supplier for the global pulp industry. We have a competent team of experts both from Brazil and the Nordics and our focus in now on securing successful ramp-up of the production", comments Celso Tacla, Area President, South America, Valmet.

Suzano Papel e Celulose is one of the largest vertically integrated producers of pulp and paper in Latin America. The company's main products, sold on the domestic and international markets, are eucalyptus pulp, printing and writing paper and paperboard.

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Further information, please contact:
Jyrki Holmala, Pulp and Energy business line President, Valmet, tel. +358 10 676 3210
Celso Tacla, Area President, South America, Valmet, tel. + 55 41 3341 4403

Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.

Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.

The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2012 were approximately EUR 3 billion. Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.

Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

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