The deal will help increase the BM 1board machine’s overall equipment efficiency (OEE) and annual folding boxboard (FBB) capacity by 200,000 tonnes
Finnish company Valmet has collaborated with Metsä Board Husum in Sweden to increase its folding boxboard production capacity, as well as enhance efficiency and environmental performance.
Valmet will support Metsä Board Husum in board machine rebuild, as well as enter into a long-term performance agreement.
The deal will help increase the BM 1board machine’s overall equipment efficiency (OEE) and annual folding boxboard (FBB) capacity by 200,000 tonnes.
In 2016, Metsä Board received BM 1 board machine from Valmet. The rebuilt BM 1 board machine is expected to become operational in the fall of 2023.
At present, the annual FBB capacity of the BM 1 board machine is 400,000 tonnes. It will be increased to 600,000 tonnes per annum, after rebuilt.
With a 7,250-mm-wide fabric, the board machine manufactures a folding boxboard and liquid packaging board with a basis weight range of 155–355 g/m2.
The Finnish company said that the mechanical design speed of the new parts will be 1,000 m/min.
Metsä Board technology senior vice president Ari Kiviranta said: “We were looking for one reliable partner who could deliver this extensive project from stock preparation to winders, and additionally support our long-term efficiency improvement efforts.”
The scope of the delivery consists of a performance agreement, additional equipment for the stock preparation system, as well as important improvements to the entire machine and the following parent roll handling, off-machine coater, and winder.
For BM 1, Valmet will supply equipment for stock preparation. It will also upgrade the broke collection system to meet the new requirements.
Next year and before the rebuild of BM 1, Valmet will set up a life cycle performance agreement by establishing the tools and a common way for operation.
Valmet sales and marketing area vice president Mikko Tani said: “At Valmet, we are extremely happy to continue this deep collaboration with Metsä Board to develop the Husum Mill further. Our long and trustworthy cooperation with both the customer and the mill have played a key role in this journey.”