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Valmet to Supply Bleaching System to Rottneros

Espoo, Finland 28 January 2016 -- Valmet will deliver a new high consistency bleaching system to Rottneros pulp mill in Sweden. This is the first step in a larger rebuild project, called Agenda 500, at the mill. The longtime goal is to increase both availability and the total production volume of Rottneros two pulp mills to reach a capacity of 500,000 ton per year.

Planned delivery time for the bleaching system is in July 2016.The order is included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2015 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. Typically an order of this scale is valued at around euro 2-4 million.

"In our investment project we aim to increase capacity and lower our chemical consumption. We have had a long and good relation with Valmet over the years, which is one of the reasons for choosing them as supplier," says Nils Hauri, Production Manager at Rottneros mill.

"Valmet's bleaching system offers high availability with low operational cost, including energy and chemical consumption and maintenance costs. We are convinced that this bleaching system will live up to all expectations in this project," says Johan Eurenius, Sales Manager at Valmet.

Details about the delivery

Valmet's delivery includes machinery and erection, training, commissioning and start-up services. The new high consistency bleaching system consists of a chemical mixer and a bleaching tower, two washing stages with screw presses and mc pumps. This project aims to lower the peroxide consumption, increase capacity and keep maintenance costs to a minimum.

About the customer Rottneros

Rottneros produces market pulp and has an annual production capacity of just under 350,000 tonnes of pulp, produced at two mills in Sweden. In 2014 Rottneros employed around 250 people, the majority in Sweden and had sales amounting to approximately SEK 1.5 billion. Rottneros' shares have been listed on what is now Nasdaq Nordic, Stockholm since November 1987.

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Valmet's vision is to become the global champion in serving its customers.

Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. The strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production. Valmet's advanced automation solutions range from single measurements to mill wide turnkey automation projects.

Valmet's net sales in 2014 were approximately EUR 2.5 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 OMX Helsinki Ltd.


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