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Valmet will supply Stora Enso with a new winder and auxiliaries for its BM5 board machine located in the company's Tainionkoski unit in Imatra Mills in Finland. The target of the project is to increase the winding capacity and upgrade the winding technology for improved safety and more efficient maintenance operations. The rebuilt finishing section is scheduled to start up during the last quarter of 2015. 


"This finishing area rebuild is a continuation of Valmet's and Stora Enso's cooperation and supports our strategy of offering competitive solutions to our customers that contributes both performance and sustainable operations in terms of safety", says Jari Vähäpesola, President of Paper business line, Valmet.


The order is included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2014 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.



Valmet's high capacity winding technology with reliable throughput


In addition to the new OptiWin Drum two-drum winder, Valmet's delivery will include winder pulper, transfer rails, related dust control systems and core handling system. Installation supervision, commissioning, start-up and training services are also included in the finishing area rebuild delivery. The new OptiWin Drum winder combines high capacity with smooth and reliable operation and quick installation. The OptiWin Drum fully automated two-drum winder comprises parent roll transferring, core feeding, web splicing and tail end closing.


"The investment is in line with Stora Enso's transformation into a customer focused renewable materials company. Selected winder technology will enhance the quality and cost-competitiveness of our Tainionkoski unit in the global markets," says Marko Pekkola, Mill Director Imatra Mills, Stora Enso.  

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