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Valmet to Supply a New Screening and Washing Plant to Smurfit Kappa

Espoo, Finland 12 April 2016 -- Valmet will supply Smurfit Kappa Cellulose Du Pin Biganos pulp and paper mill in France with a new screening and brown stock washing plant for kraft liner pulp production. The new plant will replace old equipment and make the mill meet today's environmental requirements. The delivery is scheduled for the beginning of 2017, and the start-up for later the same year.

The order was included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2015 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The value of an upgrade of this scope is usually valued below EUR 10 million.

"Valmet has proven technology for high kappa pulp production, based on a unique cooking, refining and washing concept. This order is a token of our leading position within the area of fiber lines for kraft liner. We are looking forward to an interesting project together with Smurfit Kappa," says Peter Rummel, Sales Manager, Valmet.

Technical information of the delivery

The order includes a new screening plant with a reject refiner and a washing stage consisting of a filter stage followed by two TwinRoll presses. The screening and brown stock washing plant will have a capacity of 1250 adt/d.

About the customer Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa Cellulose du Pin, is one of the leading European producers of paper made from virgin fiber for packaging. Based in Facture, Aquitaine (South-West of France), its production unit is specialized in the manufacture of coverage Kraft paper corrugated board.

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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