Stora Enso orders renovation of dryer at softwood/hardwood pulp mill in Imatra, Finland, from Vaahto for estimated €2M-€3M, to be completed in November

LAHTI, Finland , March 21, 2011 (press release) – Vaahto Pulp & Paper Machinery has received an important order from Stora Enso Imatra mill in Finland. The pulp dryer of the chemical pulp mill will be revamped for higher production output and better runability. Imatra pulp mill produces both softwood pulp and hardwood pulp, and additionally the pulp dryer is used for CTMP production.

Vaahto´s supplies include water removal elements and suction roll technology as well a new felt loop with needed guide rolls, doctors, showers and stretchers. Honeywell Devronizer steam box is an important part of the rebuild concept.

The wire width of the machine is 3600 mm and design speed 300 m/min. The maximum daily output of the dryer can reach 1300 tons.

Stora Enso knows Vaahto equipment well in advance. Vaahto has recently supplied technology to most of Imatra machines including liquid packaging board  machines BM1, BM4 and BM5  as well art board machine BM2.

Equipment will be manufactured in Vaahto´s workshops in Hollola and Tampere in Finland. The start-up is scheduled for November 2011. The value of this kind of order amounts usually between 2 and 3 million euros.

Vaahto Pulp & Paper Machinery is part of Vaahto Group, which is a globally operating high technology company serving process industry in the fields of pulp and paper machinery and process machinery.

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