Valmet to supply a chip washing and defibrating machine system to VRG Dongwha MDF in Vietnam

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Valmet Oyj’s trade press release on October 10, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. EEST

Valmet will deliver a chip washing and EVO defibrating machine system to VRG Dongwha MDF, a joint stock company in Vietnam.

The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the third quarter 2022. The delivery is planned for September 2023. The value of the order will not be disclosed. A project of this size and scope is typically valued at around EUR 3–6 million.

VRG Dongwha’s MDF plant located in Minh Hung, Vietnam. The plant has a total annual capacity of 700,000 m3 MDF.

“We are very pleased to have been given the trust to supply the system. VRG Dongwha and Valmet already have a strong cooperation thanks to the existing two lines of Valmet defibrators and chip wash systems. Now with the delivery of the third chip washing and defibrating machine system we are further strengthening our collaboration,” says Leif Sundberg, Sales Manager, Pulp and Energy, Valmet.

“VRG Dongwha successfully completed the last project through collaboration with Valmet, and we expect to be able to produce high-quality and stable products with various of raw materials in this third line,” says SoHyun Jung, Project Management Officer, VRG Dongwha Joint Stock Company.

Technical details about the delivery

Valmet’s scope of supply includes the equipment for a new MDF plant such as chip washing and an EVO 70 defibrating machine system. Valmet’s EVO Defibrators are known for their reliable performance and low operating cost. In addition, Valmet will provide engineering services, erection, start-up, and supervision advisory services for all the Valmet-delivered equipment and systems.

About VRG Dongwha MDF
VRG Dongwha MDF is one of the largest and most modern MDF/HDF plants in Asia, equipped with advanced environmental-friendly technology and modern facilities from Germany, Sweden, and Finland. This MDF manufacturing plant is using mainly raw materials such as rubber wood, acacia melaleuca, cashew, and pine. VRG Dongwha MDF is located in Minh Hung Commune which is close to Vietnam’s economic capital Ho Chi Minh City.


Corporate Communications

For further information, please contact:

Stefan Nordbäck, Senior Product Sales Manager, Pulp and Energy, Asia Pacific, Valmet, tel. +66 817 627 566
Leif Sundberg, Sales Manager, Pulp and Energy, Valmet, tel. +46 706 065 547

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions we serve an even wider base of process industries.  

We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers. Our 17,000 professionals work close to our customers and are committed to improving our customers’ performance – every day. 

The company has over 220 years of industrial history and a strong track record in continuous improvement and renewal. In 2022, a major milestone was achieved when the flow control company Neles was merged into Valmet. The combined company’s net sales in 2021 was approximately EUR 4.5 billion based on the respective company figures.  

Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in Espoo, Finland.     

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