Austria-based Heinzel Group renews Valmet service agreement for AS Estonian Cell pulp mill in Kunda, Estonia, extending contract for additional five years; mill produces 190,000 tons/year of aspen pulp

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April 5, 2023 (press release) –

Valmet signs a renewal of the service agreement for the AS Estonian Cell pulp mill in Kunda, Estonia

Valmet has signed an extension of the service agreement with AS Estonian Cell aspen pulp mill in Kunda, Estonia. The previous three-year agreement between Estonian Cell and Valmet was extended to an additional five years.

The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter 2023. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

“We are happy to continue our partnership. With support from Valmet, we continue to develop our processes to increase the production availability and efficiency,” says Rain Pärn, CTO of AS Estonian Cell.

“We are proud to be able to continue the collaboration with AS Estonian Cell and support them in developing their operations to reach production targets,” says Tomas Höglund, Director, Technology Sales, EMEA Pulp Services, EMEA Area, Valmet.

Technical details about the delivery

The service agreement covers continuous collaboration on spare parts, process evaluations and condition assessment of the mechanical equipment, as well as yearly shutdowns of the fiber line and baling line.

About AS Estonian Cell

AS Estonian Cell is a Kunda-based aspen pulp mill, owned by the Austrian Heinzel Group. The mill produces 190,000 tons of aspen pulp a year, which is used in the production of printing paper, cardboard, tissue paper and special-use paper. The mill’s innovative technology allows for an environmentally friendly production, such as sulphur-free production, chlorine-free bleaching, low water use and a high wood yield. The company employs around 100 people.

Corporate Communications

For further information, please contact:
Tomas Höglund, Director, Technology Sales, EMEA Pulp Services, EMEA Area, Valmet, tel. +4660165621

More information: Service agreements for pulp process technologies | Valmet

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions we serve an even wider base of process industries. Our 17,500 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – every day.

The company has over 220 years of industrial history and a strong track record in continuous improvement and renewal. In 2022, a major milestone was achieved when the flow control company Neles was merged into Valmet. Valmet’s net sales in 2022 were approximately EUR 5.1 billion. 

Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in Espoo, Finland.    

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