Valmet signs long-term maintenance operations agreement with CMPC Mill in Santa Fe, Chile

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Valmet Oyj’s trade press release on June 17, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. EET  

Valmet and CMPC have signed a long-term agreement for maintenance development services at CMPC’s Santa Fe Pulp Mill, in Chile.

After seeing some references and the customized proposal Valmet developed for us, we are confident to sign this agreement. The proposal ensures high quality services and access to technology know-how, aligned with multidisciplinary teamwork and low operational risk,” says Cristian Fabrizio Roa Munõz, Mill Maintenance Manager, CMPC, Santa Fe, Chile.

"Valmet is honoured to be trusted with the overall responsibility for CMPC’s wood handling maintenance which further strengthens our long-term collaboration. This agreement shows that we’ve successfully packaged our services for a customer who wants to improve their overall equipment effectiveness throughout the lifecycle by excellent maintenance operations. Successful collaboration is based on commitment, trust, good communication, and reaching common goals. We are committed to team up with CMPC and fulfill the targets together,” explains Timo Harjunpää, Director, Maintenance Development and Outsourcing, Services business line, Valmet.

This contract reinforces Valmet as a differentiated maintenance development and outsourcing services provider in the South America market. With integrated solutions, technology, guaranteed performance, and courage to innovate, Valmet’s Maintenance Operations Agreement fulfills the market expectations,” says Fernando Rieger, Agreements & Mill Maintenance Operations Manager, South America, Valmet.

In addition to daily presence at the site, Valmet’s maintenance development agreement offers the customer support from Valmet’s global network of experts and various Industrial Internet applications through Valmet Performance Center 24 hours a day.

Technical information about the delivery

Valmet will provide mill maintenance services for CMPC’s wood handling area. Valmet will be responsible for securing the reliability at the site through planning, leadership, management, development, and execution of maintenance. Additionally, Valmet will bring new solutions to improve efficiency and accuracy of the daily maintenance.

About CMPC Santa Fe Mill

CMPC Santa Fe is the largest Bleached Eucalyptus Kraft pulp mill in Chile with a production capacity of 1,310,000 ADt/year. It is located 500 km south of Santiago in the Bío Bío region. The mill began operating in 1991.

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For further information, please contact:
Timo Harjunpää, Director, Maintenance Development and Outsourcing, Services, Valmet, tel. +358 40 824 4253
Fernando Rieger, Agreements & Mill Maintenance Operations Manager, South America Services, Valmet, tel. +55 41 99218-8713

Read more: Valmet’s maintenance operations

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers. 

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.   

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