Valmet to deliver a recovery boiler upgrade to Kuantum Papers Limited in India

Valmet is to deliver a recovery boiler upgrade to Kuantum Papers Limited in Punjab, India. The upgrade will have a significant effect on the performance of the recovery boiler, originally commissioned in 2007. The facility is equipped with two recovery boilers, and this order focuses on upgrading the older boiler.

The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter 2024. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The project’s duration is approximately one year, with the installation planned to take place in February 2025.

Prior to Kuantum Papers’ investment decision, Valmet carried out a thorough boiler pre-engineering study to define the scope and the technical concept of the upgrade.

“We carefully evaluated proposed solutions from some of the world’s leading technology providers to address the challenges of our existing recovery boiler. Valmet emerged as our top choice, based on their proven track record and extensive experience across global projects. We are confident that this technology upgrade will lead to significant improvements in efficiency and overall performance. We look forward to a successful project completion and positive impact on our operations,” says Sushil Kumar Khetan, Chief Executive Officer of Operations, Kuantum Papers.

“Kuantum Papers trusted Valmet for the upgrade of their chemical recovery boiler to meet their strategic needs of increasing specific steam generation as per the present industry practice. It all started with a diagnostic evaluation and the formulation of a concept for a major upgrade plan, resulting in the order including erection services for the boiler,” says Anshul Mishra, Business Development Manager, India Region, Asia Pacific Area, Valmet.

Delivery’s technical information

The delivery consists of key pressure parts, such as the lower furnace rebuild and a new economizer replacing the cascade evaporator, new Valmet design airports, liquor guns, and other boiler related auxiliaries and associated systems.