Valmet to supply an evaporation line rebuild to Grasim Industries’ pulp mill in India

Rebuild aimed to handle increased plant capacity

Grasim Industries' Harihar unit in Karnataka. Photo Grasim Industries

Valmet will supply an evaporation line rebuild to Grasim Industries’ Harihar Polyfibers pulp manufacturing mill in India. The rebuild project is designed to improve the evaporator reliability and to handle the increased plant capacity to suit Grasim Industries’ pulp production expansion plans in the future. Improving the quality of the secondary condensate recycling will reduce energy and water consumption. 

The order is included in Valmet’s orders received for the third quarter of 2021 and the start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2022.

“We are aiming to increase the capacity and the energy efficiency of our pulp production line to meet the future needs. We selected Valmet as our partner to deliver the rebuild project with advanced evaporation technology,” says Ajay Gupta, Unit head, Harihar Polyfibers Unit, Grasim Industries.

“We are able to offer clear improvement through our advanced evaporation technology with customized and detailed rebuild solution designed by our technical team. We are looking forward to a successful rebuild with our customer,” says Varun Jain, director, India Region, Valmet.

Technical details about Valmet’s delivery

Valmet’s delivery includes two new evaporation effects units based on Valmet Vapor Recycling technology, which is a proven solution for high dry solids operation without medium pressure steam. Engineering services and site services are also included in the delivery.

Grasim Industries, a flagship company of the global conglomerate Aditya Birla Group, ranks amongst the top publicly listed companies in India. It is a global producer of viscose staple fiber (VSF), the largest chlor-alkali, linen, and insulators company in India. The Harihar unit in Karnataka, India manufactures VSF and rayon grade pulp, the raw material for VSF. At Grasim, there is an endeavor to create sustainable value for 24,000+ employees, 230,000+ shareholders, society, and customers.

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