Valmet to Deliver Key Pulp Technology to Nine Dragons in China

Valmet has received several pulp technology orders from Nine Dragons to its pulp mills in China. The deliveries include fiberlines and core components for recovery boilers and lime kilns. The deliveries will be done in phases and the start-ups are scheduled for 2022 and 2023.

The value of the order will not be disclosed. However, a project of this size and scope is typically valued at around EUR 100 million.

“We at Nine Dragons are developing our production portfolio and building pulp mills to support our new and existing paper machines with high quality raw material. We chose Valmet based on our good previous experiences and the capability to meet our requirements,” said MC Liu, CEO, Nine Dragons Paper Ltd.

Bertel Karlstedt, President, Pulp and Energy business line, Valmet, said, “Valmet has a long and good relationship with Nine Dragons delivering various paper machines. We are happy to cooperate in delivering pulp technology to meet the customer needs of high kappa cooking tailored for the production of packaging grades as well as reliable and efficient recovery technology.”

Valmet’s delivery includes six fiberlines, two recovery boilers and two lime kilns.


The fiberlines will provide Nine Dragons with flexibility to produce pulp grades of different types. The new fiberlines provide possibilities to optimize pulp properties with lower power and wood consumption.

Recovery Boilers

The two high power recovery boilers have a capacity of 2,300 tonnes dry solids (tDS) per day each. The boilers are designed for high energy and power generation efficiency, low emissions and high availability. The boilers also include non-condensable gas (NCG) incineration. In addition, the delivery includes advanced automation features such as Valmet Recovery Boiler Optimizer and Valmet Recovery Analyzer.

Lime Kilns

The two lime kilns have a capacity of 420 tonnes per day burned lime each. The lime kiln systems are equipped with Valmet Lime Mud Disc Filters, Valmet Flash Dryers, Valmet Rotary Coolers and Valmet Burners. The lime kilns are designed for long lifetime having highest efficiency on the market to minimize fuel consumption. The delivery also includes site services and Valmet Lime Kiln Cameras.

About Nine Dragons

Nine Dragons Paper Group primarily produces linerboard, high performance corrugating medium and coated duplex board, while it also produces printing and writing paper, specialty paper, pulp, high performance corrugated cardboard and high performance carton boxes. The Group has nine paper mills and eight packaging plants in China, one paper mill in Vietnam, one pulp mill in Malaysia and four pulp and paper mills in the United States. The aggregated annual production capacity of pulp and paper is over 18 million tonnes.

The global demand for paper products is increasing, The trend of replacing plastics or other materials with paper is on the rise.


Post time: Mar-17-2021