Espoo, Finland 07 October 2014 -- Valmet will supply equipment and technical services required to upgrade an evaporator train at the Domtar Pulp & Paper Mill located in Ashdown, Arkansas. The key objectives of the upgrade are to significantly reduce energy consumption and fresh water usage in the mill as well as to improve reliability and performance of the evaporator train.
The upgraded evaporator train is scheduled to start operation in the fourth quarter of 2015. This order is included in Valmet's 3rd quarter orders received. The value of the order is not disclosed.
"Domtar selected Valmet for this project because of the technology proposed for the upgrade, total cost of ownership considerations and the successful long-term relationship we have with Valmet," says Jimmy Evans, Strategic Contracts Manager for Domtar.
"We worked closely with Domtar to optimize the technical solution that would meet their project objectives, including providing a system that would be simpler and safer to operate," says Raymond Burelle, Regional Sales Manager for Valmet.
Technical information about the delivery
The scope of the Valmet's delivery includes the supply of new evaporator vessels, the component needed to upgrade the existing concentrators as well as several other smaller vessels and other miscellaneous equipment.
Information about Domtar
Domtar Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers, and absorbent hygiene products. In 2013, Domtar had sales of US$5.4 billion from some 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 10,000 people.
Domtar's Ashdown mill has 3 pulp lines and 3 paper machines. The mill's annual paper production capacity is 680,000 tons and pulp production capacity 700,000 tons.
Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.
Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.
The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2013 were approximately EUR 2.6 billion. Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.
Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.