SCA's Ostrand pulp mill in Timra, Sweden, signs performance agreement with Valmet; deal covers operation support, process evaluations, aims to further improve stabilization, optimization of fiberline, pulp drying, baling, energy and recovery processes

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April 7, 2023 (press release) –

Valmet recently signed a Performance Agreement for SCA Östrand’s pulp mill. The initiated partnership aims to further improve stabilization and optimization of the fiberline, pulp drying, baling, energy and recovery processes. 

The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2022. The value of the order will not be disclosed. 

“Valmet is committed to maximize reliability at site. Through continuous improvements we aim to reach availability targets and optimize mill performance,” says Patrik Persson, Sales Manager, Pulp Solutions, EMEA Scandinavia Sales, EMEA, Valmet. 

Information about the agreement  
Valmet’s service agreements are tailored to meet customers’ needs. Through long-term close collaboration, partnership, and right combination of services, we help customers to secure sustainable results and reaching agreed targets.

Valmet’s partnership
with SCA Östrand
covers continuous support and collaboration for operation and process evaluations, on-site services and reports. The agreement also includes customer support from Valmet’s global network of experts through Valmet Performance Center and various Industrial Internet services. 

Information about SCA (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget) 
The core of SCA's business is the forest and it has one of Europe's largest private forest holdings. SCA has built a well-developed value chain based on renewable raw materials from their own and others' forests. It offers paper for packaging and print, pulp, wood products, renewable energy, services for forest owners, and efficient transport solutions. In 2022 SCA had approximately 3,300 employees and its sales amounted to SEK 21 billion. SCA was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Sundsvall, Sweden. 

For further information, please contact:
Patrik Persson, Sales Manager, Pulp Solutions, EMEA Scandinavia Sales, EMEA, Valmet,  
tel. +46 60165232 
Robin Ivarsson, Manager Process Support Services, Pulp Service Technology, Services, Valmet, tel. +46 703174647 


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