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Luvata to Provide Valmet 900 Industrial Heat Exchangers

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Luvata, London, U.K., reports that it has received an order from Valmet (Finland) for 900 industrial heat exchangers valued at EUR 5.7 million. The industrial coils will be used in paper pulp dryers at Valmet customer facilities in Brazil and Indonesia.
With each heat exchanger weighing approximately 2-tons and measuring approximately 6 x 1.5 x 0.5 meters, the total project will involve more than 217 metric tons of steel tube, 900 metric tons of steel bands, and more than 143,800 tube plate drill holes, all delivered in two fixed delivery months.
"We have a very strong supplier network, and Luvata is one of them," said Hannu T. Pietilä, Valmet area president, Asia Pacific. "The evaporation system and pulp dryers delivering to Indonesia will be the largest in the world. This requires an unprecedented scale of pieces and parts that must all come together in a well-organized fashion." 
Mattias Lindhe, commercial director EMEA – Industrial with Luvata Söderköping, noted that "we’ve designed and manufactured high-quality coils and coolers for industrial applications for more than 70 years. Today that’s no longer enough. We must also deliver complex, logistically challenging, turnkey supply solutions. And that’s when Luvata excels."
Valmet signed a contract with OKI Pulp & Paper Mills to supply key technology for a pulp mill project in South Sumatra, Indonesia. The new mill is expected to produce some 2 million metric airdry tons of pulp annually. The commercial production is expected to begin in 2016.

Valmet will also supply two pulp drying lines to Klabin's new mill in Ortigueira in Parana, Brazil. The annual production capacity of Klabin's new mill will be 1.5 million metric tons, with startup of the new plant scheduled for the first half of 2016.

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