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Flowserve to supply valves for Klabin Puma pulp mill

Flowserve, a provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, has announced that its operation in Brazil has been selected to supply all ball sector control valves, ball valves and butterfly valves for the new Klabin mill (Project Puma) located in the city of Ortigueira, Paraná state, southern Brazil.

In total, more than 1,500 rotary control and automated on/off valves will be supplied from Flowserve to the Klabin Puma Project, including products under the NAF, PMV, Atomac and Worcester brands. The valves will be included as part of supply agreements with a number of different participating engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors. The orders were booked in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Klabin is one of the world's largest packaging paper producers, exporting to more than 60 countries. The new mill will have an annual production capacity of 1.5 million tonnes of pulp.

'Our rotary control and automated on/off valves combined with our local service capability help our customer run their pulp mills safely and efficiently,' says Bill Brown, VP and GM, Flow Control Operations, Chemical Sector. 'From our Quick Response Centre (QRC) in Três Lagoas, we will also be able to provide localised service to our customer and protect their investment over the entire life cycle of the valves.'

The valves are due to be shipped between April and December 2015.