Valmet to deliver the world’s first electrical folding machine for pulp bales to Södra Cell Mönsterås, Sweden

Valmet Oyj’s trade press release June 29, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. EEST

Valmet will deliver the world’s first two electrical folding machines for pulp bales to Södra Cell Mönsterås pulp mill in Sweden. The machines’ start-up is planned for the last quarter of 2022.

The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter 2022. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

“We are always looking forward to working with Valmet, and by being the first to try their latest hi-tech bale handling equipment, we hope to be one step ahead of our competitors. We have had similar projects before, and we are confident that Valmet will do a fantastic job this time too,” says Daniel Sjöberg, Project Manager, Södra Cell Mönsterås.

“We are very pleased to have gained the trust of Södra Cell Mönsterås for the delivery and start-up of the world’s first electrical folding machine for pulp bales. We have had successful new baling technology development projects with Mönsterås before and are now taking the collaboration to the next level,” says Philip Reiz, Global Technology Manager, Bale Handling, Services Business Line, Valmet.

Information about Valmet’s delivery

Valmet’s scope of supply includes the release of the world’s first electrical folding machine for bale handling systems. The new Valmet Electrical Folding Machine is a further refinement of the Valmet Folding Machine VKC.

By removing the hydraulics and using only electrical drives, Valmet is improving the performance of the machine as well as the maintenance personnel’s and operators’ working environment. In addition, electricity consumption is reduced.

Information about Södra Cell Mönsterås

The mill in Mönsterås is one of the world’s most modern and hi-tech pulp mills, with a production capacity of 750,000 tonnes of softwood and hardwood pulp per year. The mill’s core business is pulp production, but it is also an important producer of green electricity. In 2020, the world’s first commercial biomethanol plant commenced operations in Mönsterås, strengthening the mill’s position as a growing supplier of biofuels.

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For further information, please contact:
Philip Reiz, Global Technology Manager, Baling, Services Business Line, Valmet, tel. +46 60 165705
Ulf Hellberg, Director, Pulp Services Solutions, Services Business Line, Valmet, tel. +46 60 165857

Read more: Valmet’s services for pulp production

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