Valmet to supply equipment for evaporator train upgrade at Domtar's Ashdown mill in U.S.

Valmet will supply equipment and technical services required to upgrade an evaporator train at the Domtar Pulp & Paper Mill located in Ashdown, Arkansas. The key objectives of the upgrade are to significantly reduce energy consumption and fresh water usage in the mill as well as to improve reliability and performance of the evaporator train.  The upgraded evaporator train is scheduled to start operation in the fourth quarter of 2015. This order is included in Valmet’s 3rd quarter orders received. The value of the order is not disclosed.- Domtar selected Valmet for this project because of the technology proposed for the upgrade, total cost of ownership considerations and the successful long-term relationship we have with Valmet, says Jimmy Evans, Strategic Contracts Manager for Domtar.
– We worked closely with Domtar to optimize the technical solution that would meet their project objectives, including providing a system that would be simpler and safer to operate, says Raymond Burelle, Regional Sales Manager for Valmet.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE DELIVERY

The scope of the Valmet’s delivery includes the supply of new evaporator vessels, the component needed to upgrade the existing concentrators as well as several other smaller vessels and other miscellaneous equipment.

NFORMATION ABOUT DOMTAR

Domtar Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers, and absorbent hygiene products. In 2013, Domtar had sales of US$5.4 billion from some 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 10,000 people.
Domtar’s Ashdown mill has 3 pulp lines and 3 paper machines. The mill’s annual paper production capacity is 680,000 tons and pulp production capacity 700,000 tons.