Valmet to supply start-up clothing to Stora Enso's Oulu mill in Finland
August 19, 2020
Valmet will supply start-up clothing to Stora Enso's Oulu mill in Finland. The start-up clothing includes forming fabrics, press felts, shoe press belts and dryer fabrics. The clothing order is related to Stora Enso's paper machine (PM 7) grade conversion project delivered by Valmet.
The clothing will be delivered for the start-up of the rebuilt BM 7, which is scheduled for the end of 2020. The value of the order is not disclosed.
"We are happy that Stora Enso has chosen our clothing for the start-up of BM 7. All in all, the order includes 50% of the forming fabrics and press felts, and 100% of the dryer fabrics for the first two years with an option for the third year. Valmet Black Belt shoe press belts were already included in Stora Enso's earlier order for this project. Our Industrial Internet application for PMC (paper machine clothing) remote analytics is also included into the delivery," says Martti Heinola, Director, Paper Machine Clothing, Valmet.
Valmet and Stora Enso have also signed a Performance Agreement including technical support to accelerate the start-up curve.
Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions, and paper.