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Valmet to Supply Coated Board and Fine Paper Making Lines and a BCTMP Pulp Line to a 3.9 MTPA Greenfield Mill in Zhangzhou

The delivery for both BM 1 and PM 3 will include a large number of Valmet Conical Refiner Conflo refiners to achieve better refining results for virgin fibers.

March 12, 2021

The site at Zhangzhou, where the new greenfield mill will eventually have a total annual pulp and paper capacity of 3.9 million tonnes.

Valmet will supply a folding boxboard making line (BM 1), a fine paper making line (PM 3) and a bleached chemi thermomechanical pulp (BCTMP) production line to Liansheng Pulp & Paper (Zhangzhou) in Zhangzhou, Fujian province, China. The lines will be delivered to a new greenfield mill in Zhangzhou, which will eventually have a total pulp and paper capacity of 3.9 million tonnes annually. The start-ups of BM 1, PM 3, and BCTMP line are scheduled for the third quarter of 2022.

The values of the orders will not be disclosed. The orders similar to delivery scopes of BM 1 and PM 3 add up to around EUR 190-220 million, and the value of an order similar to the delivery scope of the BCTMP line is typically around EUR 10-20 million.

Technical information – BM 1 and PM 3

Valmet’s delivery for both BM 1 and PM 3 will include a large number of Valmet Conical Refiner Conflo refiners to achieve better refining results for virgin fibers. The delivery for BM 1 will include a high-speed coated board-making line from broke collection to a reel and winders. The three-layer base board will have four coating layers applied by OptiCoat Jet coating stations followed by a number of OptiDry Coat air drying units, OptiDry Chill web cooling and an OptiCalender Soft calendar to achieve very high-quality surface properties. Valmet’s delivery for PM 3 will include a high-speed fine paper-making line from broke collection to a reel and winders.

Both machines will have a wide scope of board machine process ventilation systems with OptiAir Hood high-humidity hood and OptiAir Recovery heat recovery system. The similarities continue after reeling, which is followed by transfer rails, OptiCart Stream parent roll cart, and two OptiWin Drum two-drum winders will provide safe and high-capacity parent roll handling and winding.

The deliveries will include a wide range of automation solutions with Valmet DNA automation system for machine controls as well as runnability and condition monitoring, web monitoring and web inspection systems and Valmet IQ quality management solution. The delivery for PM 1 is further complemented with Valmet RM3 retention measurement and Valmet WEM wet end analyzer. The deliveries will also include comprehensive Valmet Paper Machine Clothing, spare parts and consumables packages.

The 8,850-mm-wide (wire) board machine (BM 1) will produce folding boxboard grades with a basis weight range of 210–350 g/m2 and design speed of 1,400 m/min. The daily capacity will be over 4,100 tonnes. The 11,150-mm-wide (wire) paper machine (PM 3) will produce high-quality wood-free uncoated (WFU) with a basis weight range of 50–100 g/m2 and design speed of 1,800 m/min. The daily capacity will be over 1,800 tonnes.

Technical information – BCTMP

The Valmet BCTMP line is integrated into the folding box board-making line. Valmet’s delivery includes the main equipment for the BCTMP line including the world-leading RGP CD-82 refiners and TwinRoll wash press technology. The delivery scope covers engineering, procurement, and site supervision (EPS). Training, site services, and corresponding spare parts are also a part of the scope.