JK Paper opted for Valmet's automation system based on good references in technology, service support and low ownership costs. The installation is scheduled to start by May 2020.
SK Jain, head - packaging board project, JK Paper, said, “We are investing in advanced and proven technologies in the mill, with a target to bring high-quality products to Indian market and grow our business further. Valmet is one of our key partners and we are working closely together on the new coated board machine. We are looking forward to continuing the cooperation with them on the automation system to bring the mill to a new level.”
Pravin Tripathi, head of sales and services, automation, India, Valmet, said, “We are happy to be selected to provide a complete DCS solution to JK Paper. The solution will ensure the customer easier, more efficient and secured operation and maintenance through a common operator interface and engineering environment.”
Valmet’s delivery will include the design, engineering, manufacturing, factory acceptance test and installation of the DNA DCS. The mill-wide DCS system will cover the control of paper machine, pulp mill, recovery island and power block sections. All controls are in one platform that will allow users to easily access the data and collaborate. It will also help in synergising Valmet Industrial Internet offering for any optimisation needs in future.
JK Paper has also placed an additional order for Valmet DNA DCS of Power Block for their Sirpur unit.
Established in 1962 with an integrated pulp and paper plant, JK Paper has three large integrated paper manufacturing units – JK Paper Mills, Rayagada, Odisha, Central Pulp Mills, Songadh, Gujarat and Sirpur paper mills, Telangana with a combined annual capacity of 625,000 TPA.
The company offers a wide range of premium quality paper and board product range. Subsequent to commissioning of the new board machine, the overall production shall increase to 8,00,000 TPA.
Valmet is a global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Its technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production.