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SVEZA Group and Valmet have signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the planned greenfield pulp mill project
26 September 2018
Today Anatoly Frishman, General Director of SVEZA, and Bertel Karlstedt, President, Pulp and Energy of Valmet, the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries, signed a Memorandum of Understanding as part of the visit to Finland of the Russian governmental delegation headed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The agenda of the meeting of the Russian and Finnish prime ministers is focused on the economical cooperation, mainly cooperation on industrial projects.

The document acknowledges the objective between the two companies to partner regarding the potential development, construction, and operation of a modern, high-performance, and environment-friendly pulp mill planned to be built in the Vologda Region of Russia.

Valmet has already completed the basic engineering for the main process departments of the entire pulp production technology, including the woodyard, fiberline, pulp dryer, recovery boiler, power boiler, white liquor plant and evaporation.

SVEZA’s project is unique among other Russian large-scale projects because it has world class environmental efficiency and presents a conceptually new type of a pulp mill. Here, SVEZA relies on Valmet as a provider of best available technology and solutions.

"The signing of the document is a significant part of a large-scale assessment of the prospects for creating a cutting-edge production based on the latest technologies", - said Anatoly Frishman, General Director of SVEZA. - "Our actions reaffirm our determination to technological development of the economy, maximum safety, environmental friendliness and fostering industrial growth in the regions of presence, the economic effect of which will be significant".

"SVEZA-Les choosing Valmet as a partner for the negotiations regarding its possible new pulp mill is a sign of strong trust in Valmet’s knowledge and capability as a complete pulp mill technology partner. There is market activity in Russia for pulp investments and during the past few years we have had several rebuild and expansion projects in Russia", - says Bertel Karlstedt, Business Line President, Pulp and Energy from Valmet.