Valmet will deliver a new baling line and a flash drying rebuild to Mayr-Melnhof Group's FollaCell pulp mill in Norway. It is the first phase in a larger rebuild project at the mill that aims to sustain the production capacity and to reduce the need for maintenance. The start-up is scheduled for the 4Q 2023. The value of this kind of rebuild and scope of supply is typically around Euro 8-10 million.
Valmet's delivery includes replacing an existing baling line with a new one. The new Slab press will increase the availability of the line and reduce the need for maintenance. The flash drying system will be rebuilt with a new cooling stage to prepare for the second phase of the project.
The Norwegian MM FollaCell AS Pulp Mill produces high-quality mechanical pulp - BCTMP and CTMP - from round wood and sawmill chips. Depending on the type, the mill uses 100% softwood or a mixture of softwood and hardwood.