Valmet to deliver a recovery boiler upgrade to Kuantum Papers Limited in India

Valmet Oyj trade press release, May 22, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. EEST

Valmet is to deliver a recovery boiler upgrade to Kuantum Papers Limited in Punjab, India. The upgrade will have a significant effect on the performance of the recovery boiler, originally commissioned in 2007. The facility is equipped with two recovery boilers, and this order focuses on upgrading the older boiler.

The order was included in Valmet's orders received of the first quarter 2024. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The project’s duration is approximately one year, with the installation planned to take place in February 2025.

Prior to Kuantum Papers’ investment decision, Valmet carried out a thorough boiler pre-engineering study to define the scope and the technical concept of the upgrade.

“We carefully evaluated proposed solutions from some of the world's leading technology providers to address the challenges of our existing recovery boiler. Valmet emerged as our top choice, based on their proven track record and extensive experience across global projects. We are confident that this technology upgrade will lead to significant improvements in efficiency and overall performance. We look forward to a successful project completion and positive impact on our operations,” says Sushil Kumar Khetan, Chief Executive Officer of Operations, Kuantum Papers.

“Kuantum Papers trusted Valmet for the upgrade of their chemical recovery boiler to meet their strategic needs of increasing specific steam generation as per the present industry practice. It all started with a diagnostic evaluation and the formulation of a concept for a major upgrade plan, resulting in the order including erection services for the boiler,” says Anshul Mishra, Business Development Manager, India Region, Asia Pacific Area, Valmet.

Delivery’s technical information

The delivery consists of key pressure parts, such as the lower furnace rebuild and a new economizer replacing the cascade evaporator, new Valmet design airports, liquor guns, and other boiler related auxiliaries and associated systems.

About the customer

Kuantum Papers Limited was established in 1980 in Saila Khurd, Punjab, India. The company started with the utilization of agro-based materials like grass, wheat straw and bagasse for paper production. By 2008, Kuantum Papers introduced a wood-based pulp mill that strategically uses wood waste, aligning with sustainable practices. The current production capacity is 450 tons of paper per day, translating to over 150,000 million tons of paper annually. The diverse product portfolio includes Maplitho, Creamwove and a wide range of specialty products available in the range of 42–200 g/m².

Corporate Communications 

For further information, please contact:
Anshul Mishra, Business Development Manager, India Region, Asia Pacific Area, Valmet, tel. +919840418799

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 more than 19,000 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. Valmet’s net sales in 2023 were approximately EUR 5.5 billion.

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

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