Valmet to supply new white liquor plant to CMPC Celulosa S.A., Laja pulp mill in Chile

Valmet Corporation's press release on March 14, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. EET

Valmet will deliver a new white liquor plant to CMPC Celulosa S.A.'s Laja pulp mill in Chile. The new white liquor plant will replace the existing one and will comply with new environmental permits coming into force in 2018. Furthermore it will give higher white liquor plant production rate and increase flexibility of the lime cycle management within CMPC Corporation. Start-up of the new plant is scheduled to be in February 2018.

The order is included in Valmet's first quarter 2016 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. A new white liquor plant with this scope is usually valued between EUR 70-80 million.

"We have selected Valmet to supply this project due to the company's solid performance in carrying out different projects for us, while maintaining excellent environmental and safety standards during the construction phase. We trust that the new white liquor plant will not only improve Laja's environmental performance, but will also help to reduce our operational costs", says Neil Chablani, Director of Projects & Technology at CMPC Celulosa S.A.

"We have shown that our white liquor plant technology is competitive both from a capital as well as an operational point of view, and confirms our position as a leading technology supplier in South America region," says Carl Mikael Stål, Technical and Operational Manager at Valmet in Andes Region.

Technical information of the delivery

Valmet's delivery includes a white liquor plant with causticizing and lime kiln for efficient chemical recovery. The new white liquor plant will have a capacity of 5,500 m3 of white liquor per day and a lime kiln capacity of 450 tons per day. Valmet's reliable Recovery Analyzer is a key element for the process control of the white liquor plant. This implementation will be the first Recovery Analyzer reference for Valmet in the Andes region.

About the customer CMPC Celulosa S.A.

CMPC is a pulp and paper company, established in 1920, which produces solid wood products, pulp, paper, packaging products and tissue in Latin America, operating in 8 countries, selling to over 30 thousand clients in more than 45 countries. CMPC has around 16,800 employees around the world.

Corporate Communications

For further information, please contact:
Carl Mikael Stål, Technical and Operational Manager, Andes Region, Valmet tel. +56 9982 66 255.
Paulo Aguiar, Sales Manager, SA Fiber Process & WPH & Biotech BR, Valmet +55 41 3341 4663.

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2015 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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