Fibre Excellence taps Valmet to deliver recovery boiler upgrade at Provence mill in France; modernization necessary for optimal performance of mill's new evaporation unit that will be started up by end of 2023, will also support future capacity increase

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June 21, 2023 (press release) –

Valmet Oyj’s trade press release on June 21, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. EEST 

Valmet will deliver a comprehensive recovery boiler upgrade to Fibre Excellence Provence mill in Tarascon, Southern France. The upgrade will have a significant impact on the performance of the customer’s recovery boiler.

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

The recovery boiler upgrade is necessary for the optimal performance of the mill’s new evaporation unit that will be started up by the end of 2023. The modernization will also support the future capacity increase of the mill.

“We value the partnership with Valmet and the support we have received for the development of our mill over the years. It was easy to team up with Valmet again for the recovery boiler upgrade as we have solid trust in their technology and the proposed solution,” says Mathieu Deleplanque, Project and Development Manager at Fibre Excellence Provence.

“We are happy to continue our good co-operation with Fibre Excellence Provence mill. Thanks to the open communication and trust we have built over the years, we are able to discuss the customer’s needs in detail and provide solutions that best fit their performance and environmental targets,” says Reto Vollmer, Manager, Sales and Operations, EMEA, Valmet.

Technical information about the delivery

Valmet’s delivery includes the design, manufacturing, installation, and start-up support for a modern secondary air system with related equipment and pressure parts, a primary air preheater, black liquor preheaters and related piping, as well as black liquor pumps and related piping.

About the customer

Fibre Excellence manages pulp production, biomass energy production and timber harvesting activities in Southern France. At its Provence mill located in Tarascon, Fibre Excellence produces around 250,000 tons of pulp per year for filter paper, hygiene and packaging products. Inaugurated in 1951, the mill has been continuously modernized to improve its performance and to meet the changing environmental regulation.

Corporate Communications 

For further information, please contact: 
Reto Vollmer, Manager, Sales and Operations, EMEA, Valmet, tel. +33557921098

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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