Valmet to deliver bleach plant and upgrade batch cooking and fibreline at ITC’s Bhadrachalam India pulp mill

Espoo, Finland - Valmet has received an order to deliver a new bleach plant plus complete an upgrade of the batch cooking facilities and fibreline at ITC’s Bhadrachalam mill in India.

The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the third quarter 2020. The order value will not be disclosed however, an order of this scope is typically around €20-30 million. The startup is scheduled for 2022.

Valmet’s delivery includes new bleach plant, batch cooking extension and fibreline upgrade. The supply scope consists of main equipment, basic engineering, training, site services and corresponding spare parts. In addition to this, the delivery also includes Valmet Industrial Internet VII for Pulp Quality solutions for the new bleach plant in order to secure reliable and efficient operation.

The Bhadrachalam pulp mill has an increased demand of pulp due to continuous expansion in board production. The company recently invested in Valmet’s board machine, as well as a new high-power recovery boiler and ash leaching plant.

“Valmet has been a trusted partner for our paperboard and chemical pulp lines and has constantly put efforts in research and development of the operation issues and input condition changes. For this reason, ITC’s management chose Valmet as the supplier of the new bleach plant,” said Sanjay Singh, divisional chief executive, ITC Limited, paperboards and specialty papers division.

“Valmet and ITC have put a lot of effort into a thorough pre-engineering aiming at increasing the production, reducing operating costs and improving the fibreline’s availability. I am happy to say that the outcome is a state-of-the-art process solution combining existing equipment with the latest technology, which will allow ITC to increase its pulp production with improved pulp quality at reduced cost per ton of pulp.” said Varun Jain, director, India region, Valmet.

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