Valmet to supply line for Hamburger in Germany
After signing the contract, from left, Werner Ofenböck, Jan Hagen (both from Hamburger), Harri Heikkilä (Valmet), Harald Ganster (Hamburger), Vesa Simola (Valmet), Cord Prinzhorn (Hamburger) and Marko Oinonen (Valmet).
May 9, 2018 – A new containerboard-making line, supplied by Valmet, for Hamburger Rieger GmbH at its Spremberg Mill in Germany has been designed to produce high-quality testliner grades based on 100 per cent recycled paper.
The new production line includes (PM 2) includes Valmet's automation solutions. With the new boardmaking machine producing products of a wide basis weight range, Hamburger aims to strengthen its position in the growing European containerboard business. Start-up of the machine is slated for mid-2020.
The order is included in Valmet's second quarter of 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The total value of an order of this type is typically around EUR 70-90 million.
"The ability to show good references is always an important factor when a customer chooses a supplier," Vesa Simola, EMEA area president of Valmet, said. "This was also crucial for Hamburger when they decided to make an agreement with Valmet. Valmet's technology delivers high productivity, resource efficiency, excellent quality and low operating costs. We have built up a good and close relationship with Hamburger over the years. This forms an optimal foundation for an excellent project and a strong reference for Valmet in Europe."
Technical details about the delivery
Valmet's delivery will include a new high-capacity containerboard machine from headbox to reel followed by an OptiWin Pro winder. The winder was selected because it gives high capacity due to its proactive winding geometry and faster sequences. The winder is equipped with Dual Unwind giving even higher capacity because the parent rolls can be changed in only one minute. The machine will be delivered with a fabrics package. The automation solution includes Valmet IQ quality measurement system and Valmet DNA process control system. The delivery will also include process support for six months after the start-up. The goal of the support period is production and quality development.
The 8,600-millimetre wide (wire) containerboard machine will produce uncoated white and brown testliner and white top testliner grades with a basis weight range of 90-180 grams per square metre. The design speed of the machine will be 1,500 metres per minute and the capacity 500,000 tonnes annually.
Hamburger Rieger is part of the Hamburger containerboard division within the Austrian Prinzhorn Group. Hamburger Rieger is a market leader in the segment of white coated corrugates base paper. With two million tonnes and seven plants, Hamburger Containerboard ranks among Europe's leading manufacturers of premium corrugated base paper.
Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries.
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