Valmet to supply DNA Automation System and IQ Quality Control System to Norske Skog's paper mill in Bruck, Austria; installation to begin in Q4 is part of project to convert PM3 to recovered containerboard from newsprint

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March 17, 2022 (press release) –

Valmet will supply Valmet DNA Automation System and Valmet IQ Quality Control System to Norske Skog’s paper machine PM 3 in its Bruck facility, located in Austria. Norske Skog Bruck selected Valmet’s automation systems based on good references in technology, service support and low ownership costs. The installation is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2022.

The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the first quarter 2022. The value of the order is not disclosed.

“We selected Valmet’s automation’s solution due to our long and reliable partnership with the company as our mill wide automation supplier,” says Christian Trieb, Maintenance Manager Electrical and Automation, Norske Skog Bruck GmbH.

“We are very proud to be selected as the automation solution supplier for Norske Skog Bruck’s project. It will ensure them an easier, more efficient and secure operation and maintenance through common user interface and engineering environment,” says Markus Kohl, Service Manager Austria & CEE, Automation business line, Valmet.

“Our latest technology will support the customer to reach its energy-efficiency targets with cost-leading and environmentally friendly capacities,” complements Udo Schober, Sales Manager Austria & CEE, Automation business line, Valmet.

Technical information about the delivery

Valmet’s delivery is part of Norske Skog’s major paper machine conversion project aiming at switching Bruck’s PM 3 production from newsprint to recycled containerboard which will introduce 210,000 tons of competitive containerboard capacity.

Valmet’s delivery includes the system design, engineering, manufacturing, factory acceptance test and installation of Valmet DNA Automation System. The distributed control system (DCS) will cover the PM 3 including OCC (Old Corrugated Container) and water treatment plant extension. All controls are in one platform that allows users an easy access to the data and efficient collaboration. The future-proof solution supports the extensions of Valmet Industrial Internet applications.

The Valmet IQ Quality Control System (QCS) will be supplied for PM 3 including scanners, related measurements, Valmet IQ Moisturizer and state-of-the-art multivariable MD (Machine Direction) and CD (Cross Direction) controls to provide accurate and stable sheet quality in demanding machine conditions, improving paper quality and efficiency while reducing costs. The system is completed with Valmet IQ Dilution profilers for advanced positioning of the headbox valves and with Valmet IQ Web Monitoring System for critical process area monitoring and helping the operators to analyse the root causes of web runnability disturbances.

About the customer Norske Skog Bruck

Norske Skog Bruck is situated in the Austrian state of Styria and produces both coated magazine paper (LWC) and newsprint. Norske Skog acquired the Bruck mill in January 1996 thus completing its product range with LWC. The Norske Skog group has approximately 2,100 employees in five countries, is headquartered in Norway and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

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For further information, please contact: 
Markus Kohl, Service Manager Austria & CEE, Automation business line, Valmet, tel. +43 664 1824146,

Read more about Valmet’s Automation for OCC lines

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers. 

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.  

Valmet's net sales in 2021 were approximately EUR 3.9 billion. Our more than 14,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.  

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