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Metso to supply valves to Kotkamills paper and pulp mill

Metso will supply hundreds of valves for Kotkamills’ mill in Kotka, Finland, where the current printing paper machine will be rebuilt to produce environmentally friendly consumer board grades.

The new production line will be commissioned in the second quarter of 2016.

‘Our requirements for the valves used in the machine conversion specifically target the reliability of the valves and the efficiency of the production process. The production line conversion timetable is short, so proven project know-how and good experiences were important criteria for us when we selected the valve supplier,’ says Jari Mäkelä, who is in charge of the machine conversion automation and electrification at Kotkamills.

The valve order includes Metso’s Neles ball control valves, segment valves, and Neldisc disc valves for shut-off and control applications.

The control valves are equipped with Metso’s ND9000 series intelligent valve controllers, which can monitor valve performance and enable the planning of preventive maintenance.

Kotkamills and Metso share a long history of collaboration, and Metso’s valve solutions are utilised in the production process also in the mill’s current paper machine production lines.

The order, of an undisclosed value, was included in Metso’s fourth quarter 2015 orders received and valve deliveries will start in early 2016.

Metso will also provide Kotkamills with maintenance and repair services.