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Norske Skog Bruck in Austria orders Automation and QCS from Valmet

Norske Skog major paper machine conversion project is aimed at transitioning the PM3 from newsprint to recycled containerboard production with the capacity of 210,000 TPA.

March 28, 2022

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Norske Skog Bruck Paper Mill in Austria

Norske Skog Bruck mill in Austria has ordered a Valmet DNA Automation System, and Valmet IQ Quality Control System (QCS) for its paper machine PM3. The Austrian paper mill had selected the Valmet automation systems based on good references in technology, service support, and low ownership costs. The installation is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Speaking about the project, Christian Trieb, Maintenance Manager Electrical and Automation, Norske Skog Bruck GmbH, says, “We selected Valmet’s automation’s solution due to our long and reliable partnership with the company as our mill wide automation supplier.”

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Markus Kohl, Service Manager Austria & CEE, Automation business line, Valmet, says “We are very proud to be selected as the automation solution supplier for Norske Skog Bruck’s project. It will ensure them an easier, more efficient, and secure operation and maintenance through a common user interface and engineering environment.”

The delivery is a part of Norske Skog major paper machine conversion project which has the target of transitioning the PM3 from newsprint to recycled containerboard production with the capacity of 210,000 TPA.

The scope of delivery consists of the system design, engineering, manufacturing, factory acceptance test, and installation of the Valmet DNA Automation System. The distributed control system (DCS) will cover the PM3 including OCC, and water treatment plant extension. All controls are in one platform that allows users easy access to the data and efficient collaboration. The future-proof solution supports the extensions of Valmet Industrial Internet applications.

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The Valmet IQ QCS will be supplied for PM3 including scanners, related measurements, Valmet IQ Moisturizer, state-of-the-art multivariable MD (Machine Direction), and CD (Cross Direction) controls. This will furnish accurate and stable sheet quality in demanding machine conditions, improving paper quality and efficiency. It also includes Valmet IQ Dilution profilers for advanced positioning of the headbox valves and with Valmet IQ Web Monitoring System for critical process area monitoring and helping the operators to analyse the root causes of web runnability disturbances.