Valmet supplies main equipment to the pulp mill project of Huanggang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd. in China

Valmet Corporation's press release on August 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. EET

Valmet will supply main equipment to Huanggang Chenming Pulp & Paper's new pulp mill located in the city of Huanggang in Hubei province, China. The pulp mill is designed for flexible production to respond to market developments. The pulp line can be run to produce softwood kraft pulp and dissolving pulp depending on the market needs. The new mill is expected to start up in 2017. Valmet's delivery includes the main equipment excluding only some specific process parts.

The value of the order is about EUR 110 million. The order is included in Valmet's third quarter orders received.

"Huanggang will be our new business location, where we plan to have a three-phase investment. This pulp mill investment is the first phase. We have been cooperating with Valmet close to 20 years. Our people trust Valmet's know-how and its service spirit. We are happy to select Valmet as the main equipment supplier to this project," says Mr. Chen Hongguo, Chairman of Chenming Group.

"Huanggang pulp mill project offers both our engineering and production personnel work in the Nordics, Asia Pacific and China. This pulp mill will be the world's largest dissolving pulp producer, and the order shows the customer's trust on Valmet's know-how in pulp and dissolving pulp technology," says Bertel Karlstedt, President of Valmet's Pulp and Energy Business Line.

Details of Valmet's delivery

Valmet's delivery presents state-of-the art technology in optimizing mill production, tailor making of dissolving grades, maximizing energy efficiency and minimizing environmental impact. The delivery includes specific equipment and services for wood handling and pulp drying areas, hardwood and softwood multi-grade fiber line (excluding cooking), high dry solids evaporation plant, high power recovery boiler with integrated crystallization system, biomass gasification, lime kiln and recausticizing.

In addition to the delivered equipment, the delivery includes process and basic engineering, detail engineering services and virtual site training simulator for selected areas as well as installation and start-up advisory services.

In parallel with the Huanggang supply contract, Chenming and Valmet agreed on the delivery of a separate non-condensable gas incinerator for the Chenming Group's Zhanjiang mill.

Information about the customer Huanggang Chenming

Huanggang Chenming Pulp and Paper is part of Shandong Chenming Paper Group Co., Ltd, which is one of the leading paper manufacturers in China. The group's activities include afforestation, pulp making, and paper manufacturing. Chenming Group is listed on both the China and Hong Kong stock exchanges. The company has more than 10 production sites around China. The group's annual paper production capacity is 6 million tons and it has about 13,000 employees.

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For further information, please contact:
Bertel Karlstedt, President, Pulp and Energy, Valmet, tel. +358 10 676 3026
Yutong Feng, Vice President, Pulp and Energy, China, Valmet, tel. +86 1360 108 9397

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