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Valmet to Supply Project for Matías Gomá Tomás' Board Mill

Espoo, Finland 14 December 2016 -- Valmet has received an order for a board machine capacity increase upgrade and a three year paper machine clothing agreement from Matías Gomá Tomás S.A.'s board mill in La Riba, Catalonia, Spain. The delivery of the capacity increase project is scheduled to take place by the end of 2016 and the start-up to be in the end of February 2017.

The order was included in Valmet's third quarter 2016 orders received. The value of an upgrade of this scope is usually valued around EUR 4 million excluding the paper machine clothing agreement.

The target of the rebuild is to increase production capacity and production speed by improving runnability, reducing breaks and increasing drying capacity.

"Valmet's wide offering and good work during the study phase, providing our mill a suitable technical solution according to our requirements, made us to choose Valmet as the key supplier to our project. I want to highlight the great collaboration with Valmet team. Our needs were fully taken into account in the solution. Having Valmet as a main partner we are confident this rebuild will to be a success," says Josep Mª Grau, Mill Manager from Matías Gomá Tomás.

"In this kind of an improvement project which has a wide scope we can really show our expertise in helping customer to improve their performance and reaching their targets," says Eduardo Ruiz, Senior Product Sales Manager, Spain.

Technical information of the delivery

Matías Gomá Tomás, S.A. produces corrugated board and linerboard with 5.0 m wide board machine with the top speed of 350 m/min.

Valmet's delivery for the capacity increase includes a new pick-up felt loop, perforated uhle box covers, hood ventilation upgrade, steam and condensate system upgrade and additional drying cylinders.

About the customer Matías Gomá Tomás, S.A.

Matías Gomá Tomás belongs to Grupondunova Group. Grupondunova is one of the main corrugated cardboard manufacturing groups in Catalonia, Spain.

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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