Valmet to supply new baling line and flash drying rebuild to MM FollaCell pulp mill in Norway

Valmet will deliver a new baling line and a flash drying rebuild to Mayr-Melnhof Group’s FollaCell pulp mill in Norway. It is the first phase in a larger rebuild project at the mill that aims to sustain the production capacity and to reduce the need for maintenance. The start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter 2023.

The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the second quarter 2022. The value of this kind of rebuild and scope of supply is typically around EUR 8–10 million.

“MM FollaCell AS chose Valmet as supplier after a thorough evaluation of several alternatives. The main reason why the choice fell on Valmet was the well-known and well-proven technology with good references,” says Odd Morten, Managing Director, MM FollaCell.

“We are happy that FollaCell has chosen to partner with us in this project. Valmet Slab Press is a proven bale forming machine that will ensure high availability and increase the reliability of the whole line,” says Per Jangdal, Sales Manager, Valmet.

Valmet’s delivery includes replacing an existing baling line with a new one. The new Slab press will increase the availability of the line and reduce the need for maintenance. The flash drying system will be rebuilt with a new cooling stage to prepare for the second phase of the project.