Valmet signs a service agreement with UBE Corporation in Spain

Valmet Oyj’s trade press release on May 16, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. EEST 

Valmet and UBE Corporation Europe S.A.U. have signed a service agreement to improve the waste boiler’s performance at UBE’s chemical plant in Castellón, Spain.

The agreement was included in Valmet's orders received of the first quarter 2023 and was effective immediately. The value of the agreement will not be disclosed.

Through the service agreement UBE is expecting to utilize Valmet’s support in optimizing the boiler’s availability and performance as well as developing the inspection and maintenance practices further. In addition, UBE is aiming at reducing emissions to meet the target levels defined in the industry’s Best Available Techniques (BAT) reference documents.

“We have co-operated with Valmet since the installation of our waste boiler. Over the years, Valmet has supported us in implementing new projects successfully as well as continuously helped us to improve the overall performance of the boiler. For further optimizing, we know Valmet is the one capable of supporting us,” says Vicente Soro, Business and Projects Development Manager at UBE.

Our long-term relationship with UBE will be further strengthened by this agreement. We will do our best to support the customer in reaching their targets by providing various expert services related to condition assessment, maintenance and shutdown planning,” says Marcos Gonzalez Moreno, Service Sales Manager, EMEA, Valmet.

Technical information about the agreement

The service agreement includes support in the overall plant development, maintenance, and performance services on-site and remote, services during the shutdown and spare parts management.

About the customer

UBE Corporation Europe S.A.U. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Japanese UBE Corporation for EMEA and the Americas. Headquartered in Castellon in Spain, it manufactures and distributes caprolactam, polymers, engineering polyamides, fertilizers, fine chemicals and other specialized products and machinery. The company is highly committed to sustainability, and they actively drive for product and manufacturing technology innovations.

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For further information, please contact:
Marcos Gonzalez Moreno, Service Sales Manager, EMEA, Valmet, tel. +34 607 223 255, email:

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Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions we serve an even wider base of process industries. Our 17,500 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – every day.

The company has over 220 years of industrial history and a strong track record in continuous improvement and renewal. In 2022, a major milestone was achieved when the flow control company Neles was merged into Valmet. Valmet’s net sales in 2022 were approximately EUR 5.1 billion. 

Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in Espoo, Finland.    

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