Valmet will deliver a Mill-Wide Optimization solution to Mercer Rosenthal kraft pulp mill in Germany. The mill-wide production planning application and change management services will help to automate decision-making and optimize the production across the fiber line, recovery line and pulp dryer. An integral part of the solution is a two-year performance agreement for remote support via the Valmet Performance Center, ensuring sustainable results in the long term.
The optimization will be delivered during autumn 2023. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
The solution enables centralized, real-time decision-making. Operating decisions are based on the total mill production and inventory balance and forecast, and process area decisions are coordinated to maximize profit and stabilize the process.
Valmet Mill-Wide Optimization observes the entire mill production and inventory balance in real-time and considers both the current and future states of the mill. As a result, suboptimization of individual processes that do not align with mill goals can be avoided. The optimization also provides the ability to balance environmental sustainability with production, quality, and cost.
Valmet Mill-Wide Optimization Audit helps to reveal the true production potential and the corresponding return on investment. Based on historical data, the audit helps to evaluate production increase potential, identify limitations, and highlight use cases of Mill-Wide Optimization.
The company's pulp mill Mercer Rosenthal GmbH is one of the most modern pulp producers in Europe with a history of more than 130 years. The mill produces two main grades of pulp: elemental chlorine-free bleached kraft pulp (ECF) and totally chlorine-free bleached kraft pulp, with an annual production of more than 360,000 tons.
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