Valmet supplies world’s largest bleached chemi TMP to China

Espoo, Finland - Valmet will supply the world’s largest bleached chemi thermomechanical pulp (BCTMP) line to Guangxi Sun Paper Co. Ltd’s new Beihai mill in China.

The start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received the second quarter of 2020, although the BCTMP’s value is not disclosed.

Valmet’s delivery is part of Sun Paper’s new greenfield mill in Beihai, which will eventually have a total pulp and paper capacity of 3.5 million tonnes annually. The order complements the fine paper machine, automation and recovery boiler order that Valmet announced in early April and the cooking and fibre line order announced in early summer.

“We have been discussing BCTMP technology with Valmet over the years and have done a lot of research on Valmet installations. The selected solution meets our needs very well, especially in terms of energy savings, environmental impact and operation capacity,” said Yanjun Cao, vice general manager, Sun Paper.

“This BCTMP order from Sun Paper is a great breakthrough for our cooperation, especially in BCTMP technology. The state-of-the-art technology we offered will help the customer to reduce operation cost significantly.” said Xiangdong Zhu, Valmet’s area president in China.

The Valmet BCTMP line is integrated to a folding box board line which will have capacity of 1,800 air-dried metric tonnes per day. Valmet’s delivery includes the main equipment for the BCTMP line including the world leading refiner and wash press technology. The EPS delivery scope covers engineering, procurement and site supervision. Training, site services and corresponding spare parts are also a part of the scope.

Sun Paper is one of the subsidiaries of Shandong Sun Holdings Group, which was founded in 1982. Currently Sun Paper has two mills in China’s Shandong province. The company also operates a mill in Laos. In July 2019, Sun Paper established a wholly-owned subsidiary, Guangxi Sun Paper, to build an integrated pulp and paper mill in Beihai.

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