Valves, Actuators & Pump Control

Metso valves for Sappi’s Ngodwana fibre line expansion

May 2015 Valves, Actuators & Pump Control

The long-term relationship between Sappi Ngodwana and Metso has been strengthened by the contract for automated valves and services to increase the mill’s efficiency.

Metso has delivered all the automated process valves required for Sappi’s fibre line expansion in the Ngodwana mill in South Africa. In this project, called Go-Cell, the existing fibre line has been expanded to produce chemical (specialised) cellulose, also known as dissolving pulp. In total, over 700 automated valves will be delivered during the course of the project.

Metso was chosen as a supplier because of the proven quality and reliability of its solutions in similar applications worldwide. The existing, large installed valve base in the mill makes it beneficial for Sappi to select Neles products once again, as this will facilitate the successful management of shutdowns, inventories and spare parts. The decision to choose Metso was further reinforced by the long relationship between the organisations and the excellent service support provided to the mill.


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