HELSINKI — Valmet will deliver equipment and services for a rebuild of the hardwood 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 value of the order will not be disclosed.
“This rebuild is the first step towards a press-based bleach plant in the hardwood 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.
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.
Holmen’s Iggesund mill is one of the most advanced, fully integrated pulp and paperboard mills in the world. The mill has a production capacity of 340,000 tonnes per year and 800 employees.