Valmet to supply new winding technology for Stora Enso in Finland

Valmet Corporation's press release on December 3, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. EET

Valmet will supply Stora Enso with a new winder and auxiliaries for its BM5 board machine located in the company's Tainionkoski unit in Imatra Mills in Finland. The target of the project is to increase the winding capacity and upgrade the winding technology for improved safety and more efficient maintenance operations. The rebuilt finishing section is scheduled to start up during the last quarter of 2015. 

"This finishing area rebuild is a continuation of Valmet's and Stora Enso's cooperation and supports our strategy of offering competitive solutions to our customers that contributes both performance and sustainable operations in terms of safety", says Jari Vähäpesola, President of Paper business line, Valmet.

The order is included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2014 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Valmet's high capacity winding technology with reliable throughput

In addition to the new OptiWin Drum two-drum winder, Valmet's delivery will include winder pulper, transfer rails, related dust control systems and core handling system. Installation supervision, commissioning, start-up and training services are also included in the finishing area rebuild delivery. The new OptiWin Drum winder combines high capacity with smooth and reliable operation and quick installation. The OptiWin Drum fully automated two-drum winder comprises parent roll transferring, core feeding, web splicing and tail end closing.

"The investment is in line with Stora Enso's transformation into a customer focused renewable materials company. Selected winder technology will enhance the quality and cost-competitiveness of our Tainionkoski unit in the global markets," says Marko Pekkola, Mill Director Imatra Mills, Stora Enso. 

About Stora Enso

Stora Enso is the global rethinker of the paper, biomaterials, wood products and packaging industry. The Group has some 29 000 employees in more than 35 countries worldwide, and is a publicly traded company listed in Helsinki and Stockholm. Company's annual production capacity is 5.4 million tonnes of chemical pulp, 11.7 million tonnes of paper and board, 1.3 billion square metres of corrugated packaging and 5.6 million cubic metres of sawn wood products, including 2.9 million cubic metres of value-added products. Sales in 2013 were EUR 10.5 billion, with an operational EBIT of EUR 578 million.

Tainionkoski BM 5 board machine produces packaging board grades at the capacity of 270 000 tonnes per year.

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Further information, please contact:
Petri Paukkunen, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Paper Mills Business Unit, Valmet, tel. +358 40 744 8182

Simo Rahkonen, Senior Mill Sales Manager, EMEA, Valmet, tel. +358 40 704 8774

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 2013 were approximately EUR 2.6 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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