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August 23, 2021updated 26 Oct 2021 10:15am

Valmet secures pulp technology orders from Nine Dragons

The deliveries under the orders are for Nine Dragons’ pulp, paper and board greenfield project in Beihai city.

Finnish paper and pulp technology company Valmet has secured several orders for pulp technology from packaging paperboard product manufacturer Nine Dragons.

The orders include the supply of two complete fibrelines, two bleached chemi thermo mechanical pulp (BCTMP) lines, a recovery boiler and DeNOx scrubbers.

These products will be used for Nine Dragons’ pulp, paper and board greenfield project in Beihai city, China.

The two companies have not disclosed the order value, but projects of this calibre are normally valued at around €140m ($164m).

Deliveries under the orders will be carried out in stages, with activities scheduled to begin in 2023.

Valmet China area president Zhu Xiangdong said: “This project is the result of good cooperation between Nine Dragons and Valmet to find the optimum mill concept solution.

“I am happy to say that the outcomes are state-of-the-art process solutions, which will allow Nine Dragons to produce high-quality pulp grades in a more sustainable way with excellent efficiency in energy and raw material utilisation.

“We are committed to continuing to support Nine Dragons with the latest technology and [a] strong local presence in China.”

These orders are part of Nine Dragons’ plan to develop a production portfolio and build pulp mills to complement its new and existing paper machines.

The new fibrelines are intended to provide flexibility to produce pulp grades of different types.

The BCTMP lines include an impregnation system and bleaching system, as well as capabilities for high and low-consistency refining, screening, dewatering and washing.

This is designed to deliver high yields and excellent pulp quality for the new paper machines while consuming minimal energy.

Valmet’s recovery boiler is designed for low emissions and high availability and can incinerate non-condensable gases (NCGs).

The DeNOx scrubbers are equipped with chemical feeding and are designed to maintain NOx emissions.

Last April, Valmet agreed to provide reel and winding technology for Metsä Board, a paperboard company based in Finland.

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