Valmet to rebuild hardwood line at Holmen Iggesund mill
Espoo, Finland - Valmet will deliver equipment and services for a rebuild of the hard wood pulp line at Holmen’s Iggesund mill in Sweden. The rebuild will cut variable costs and improve production stability. The work will be implemented during the second half of 2022. The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the second quarter 2021. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
The scope of the Valmet delivery includes main machinery, basic engineering and erection. In the first stage, a vacuum filter will be replaced with a new TwinRoll press and in a second phase, remaining filters in the bleach plant will be replaced with TwinRoll presses.
“We have a good experience in working with Valmet, since we have had their presses in our mill for many years. This rebuild will lower the load on the effluent and reduce variable costs, which will strengthen our competitiveness,” says Johan Björkman, project manager, Iggesund.
“This rebuild is the first step towards a press-based bleach plant in the hard wood pulp line. The high outlet consistency makes the process easier to control and the volume of effluent will be less than for washers with lower discharge consistencies. Also, water and chemical consumption will be minimized. We are looking forward to a good co-operation in this project”, says Mikael Gustafsson, sales manager, Valmet.